Initially avoiding the image: Ecstasy of the lilies, yet drawn to it. Lillies are one of the triggers for a major migraine, and yet there was a serenity, the vast blue- then a revelatory connection, the title: New Self Blooming and Franciscan “ego poverty”. It is only in embracing my ego poverty that the “me” that is the Image of God, blossoms, totally the work of the Indwelling Spirit. It is this Indwelling Spirit in charge of my “New Self Blooming”. I fall into a deep sigh….