PEOPLE AS ORCHIDS
Maybe my eyes needed a break from the NCAA games I had been watching back to back, but I started looking at a couple of our orchids and was struck by how inscrutable they are, or can appear to be.
That is particularly so as you look into the orchid, or into the bloom, still unfolding.
And then, since I was already off track, it was easy to leap to the line of thought of seeing some people as being "orchid like."
OK, this takes a little work, but I started with well known people who I consider to be, in many ways, inscrutable and exotic, like orchids.
This is my list, so it works for me, but you may wish to add your own.
Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman came to mind. Both possessed of an exotic beauty and skills as actresses that allow them to reveal inner moves, turns, emotions and dimension.
When you see them interviewed as Cate and or Nicole, the actors, they also are "orchid like," leaving something in reserve, something not quite known.
Robert Duvall and Daniel Day Lewis-same logic. I met Duvall and was honored to spend time with him when I served on the board of the Heartland Film Festival. In person he is deep, quiet, humble but evinces an inscrutability. Both he and Lewis find places and artistic expression in their acting that are like the intricacy of an orchid coming to full bloom.
OK, so it's time to get back to the basketball. As I noted in the headline-
A Pacific storm is forecast for this weekend and continuing into next week. Stay tuned. See you down the trail.