In the still life of a stand of flowers, beauty only lasts as petals are reaching their horizon. In a second, they fall and fade from memory.
I pick just one in that moment. On another day it will grow elsewhere, the memory of the first a propagation of seed and light.
In the waning moments of a day, there is a gasp of light before the darkness draws down the shade.
There are many more specks after it fades. A memory in one more snapshot.
Getting to know the sky requires the memory of space, the distance between and among the stars. Finding one and remembering where it is.
But if you misplace it, no matter, there’s always one more.