see/rose (zen garden, day 24)

____ _lily___lilie
___   ____rose


a moment from this week: visiting my yoga teacher in her garden – which isn’t officially a zen garden, but has the touch of it: it comes in a combination of light and shadow, old tree and unknown flowers, and with a pond of water lilies.

a note on the wordplay: “waterlily” is “seerose” in German, and rose is one of the few words that are exactly the same in English and German: a rose remains a rose

& i just looked it up: the plant actually is neither a lily, nor a rose, but a nymphaeceae or a lotus.

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