There is an agreement. Something is signed in Paris. Many people are relieved.
I want to believe in the possibilities laid down in this piece of paper. But, most of all I am genuinely happy that the world wants to try, wants to unite, wants to have this agreement. And at Christmas time. In these days of war and terror.
I keep many of my plants in the cellar during winter time. Last weekend, Saturday, I went down to find a pot for a newly bought plant, and took a brief look at my ”hibernating” friends. Suddenly my eye was caught by something unusual.
In the dark corner I saw the tiny flowers, sitting on the tip of every leaf, striving towards what little light there is down there.
I knew I had this Kalanchoe plant taken inside a little late this autumn- below ten degrees C is usually not good for any pot plant.
Never had I seen flowers on this one before, I felt touched and ran up the stairs again to look it up in my plant dictionary. And yes. It is like always in nature – when you are nearly dying, you see to it that your genes will live on. In order to flower, this plant must have a very cold period.
I brought the plant up in the kitchen to have a closer look at it. An ordinary Kalanchoe – in Sweden called ”Leaves of Life” because of its tiny babies on every leaf.
Nature’s wonder of course – the babies flowering!
And I could not help but seeing the parallell with us humans…the utmost darkness needed for us to wake up and do something. Flowering made possible from darkness and despair.
Let us believe the spark of hope ignited in Paris will help make the Earth a healthy and flourishing planet for generations to come.