Some days when I get wrapped up in work and distractions I like to look at something pretty and real. Somewhere a long time ago I read that as a concentration technique you should go outside and look at a tree and think about the tree to help re-focus. Today I looked at a single peony bud and thought about the tiny galaxy of molecules that make up the tiny flower perched in a bottle on my desk. I daydreamed for a few moments, taking in the colors and textures of the flower and then shook my head and finished my tea and got ready for work. When I was dressed and looking in the mirror, I was wearing the colors of that tiny galaxy.
That, or I just watch far too much Roswell.