A Muted Call

There is a vase of leek bulb flowers sitting on our kitchen table right now. Their muted white and purple hues give me pleasure every time I glance over at them. The delicate buds shiver as I place my tea cup carefully back down on the vintage coaster and their slightly pungent scent permeates the air.

I’m not sure if they were intended for this purpose – to give satisfaction and joy to a roving eye, but the thrill of discovering their beauty makes me feel as if I have stumbled upon a bound secret – a leathered, spidery page from an old recipe book.

Creativity bursts into life within us. It lingers, waiting, watching for us to pay attention. ‘See that?‘ It pleads – softly, patiently, faintly. I settle my busy hands, gaze with reverence, and follow.

This post is part of the Five Minute Friday writing challenge. Each week I join with this talented group of writers, free writing for five minutes in accordance with a prompt. Today’s prompt is ‘purpose’. 

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16 comments

  1. Ooh THIS: “Creativity bursts into life within us. It lingers, waiting, watching for us to pay attention. ‘See that?‘ It pleads – softly, patiently, faintly. I settle my busy hands, gaze with reverence, and follow.” By the way, those flowers are beautiful. I’m in the 5 spot this week.

    1. I’m beginning to learn how important beauty is, I think…. definitely not the optional added extra that I used to believe it was! Just about to head over to read your post now xx

  2. So calming. What a lovely post. I always wonder about the beauty that goes unseen by the human eye … why was it created? what was its purpose? The amazing creatures in the deepest part of the seas, the tiniest organisms with delicate appendages that make them look like otherworldly beings, the planets and stars beyond our solar system. God loves beauty and delights in every element of his creation. He doesn’t need our approval or affirmation of their majesty … which confirms that each one that we do see is all the more precious. I’m glad I stopped by! — your FMF neighbor

    1. Your comment was one of the first things I opened my eyes to this morning and it was magical picturing the beauty you described. Thank you!

    1. Thanks Andrew 🙂 I think we all have similar regrets, though you have the urgency of limited time in which to rediscover those things 🙁 A leek is similar to an onion in some ways, you can use it as a base in cooking stews or soups!

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