Have you ever seen a flower?
This book makes me want to pick up all my fluorescent colored pencils and color everywhere. It is also what I want to give all my best girlfriends for Valentines Day. February always makes me want to be somewhere else, and this book really takes me there. A magical faraway-feeling meadow full of bright little tiny flowers. If anything it reminds me to pay more attention to what is around me.
Have you ever read any of Ocean Vuong's poetry? If not go and do so immediately. But he says this about the experience of the eyes, “You once told me that the human eye is god's loneliest creation. How so much of the world passes through the pupil and still it holds nothing. The eye, alone in its socket, doesn't even know there's another one, just like it, an inch away, just as hungry, as empty.” Reading the pages that feature an expansive full-bleed spread of the flower’s veins — “Have you ever felt a flower? Do a flower petal’s veins feel like the veins beneath your skin?”