Dot has been watching the meteor showers every night and recalled her favorite words on the relationship of spirit to art by Vincent van Gough. She thinks he may have seen meteors and the night sky more vividly than we ever will and was so inspired to write these lines:
I have…a terrible need…shall I say the word?…of religion. Then I go out at night and paint the stars.
Starry Night by Vincent van Gough
What Impressionist painter Vincent van Gough sought was his own sense of spirituality, which he celebrated through his art. We, too, may express our spirituality in our gardens and the plants that dwell within them. For no one who knows the deep truths of horticulture can help but feel a divine presence, a force that orders the never-ending cycle of the seasons, the microscopic soil flora, and the monumental trees. Whether our religious rites are best expressed by turning the earth, arranging beautiful flowers, or composing the essential palette of a living botanical painting, our creative endeavors touch the very soul of our being.
A humble Starry Night garden mosaic by Mo