Exposure № 001: Blaue Hortensie

Rilke wrote a beautiful poem about a blue hydrangea, fading from summer’s bright blue to fall’s brown brittleness.  He hints at sadness and death and decay and destruction. What this poem puts me in mind of, however, is that right now we need its reverse to start happening – the dead and decayed should come back to life and the brown brittleness should start to suck energy and color back out of the soil.  In short, it should be spring soon.