A plant’s breath gives life to us.
Our breath gives life to them.
We take in them as we breathe.
They take in us as they breathe.
Fully interconnected in a beautiful
dance of life.
Fruit of their womb.
Scent of their perfume,
Beauty of their adornment.
Seeds for the hope of tomorrow.
Even the sacrifice of themselves as nourishment.
These are living, giving, beings.
For us to recognize their gifts
is perhaps the greatest gift we can give them in return.
Thank you for your medicine.
Thank you for your food.
Thank you for your beauty.
Thank you for sharing this space.
photo credit: jaci XIII Mrs. Violeta via photopin (license)