On my brisk morning walk this beautiful leaf stopped me dead in my tracks. I carefully scooped her up and gently carried her home. She is so beautiful I could not take my eyes off her. I took at least 30 photographs of her. When I was through she whispered a saying I once read.
"In every change, in every falling leaf there is some pain, some beauty. And that's the way new leaves grow." - Amit Ray
A fallen leaf
I can see her pain in the veins that articulate her flesh, and I can see how that pain has entrusted in her a strength. I can see in her frailty a grace. I can see in her a beauty that can only come from falling.