Idaho Department of Fish and Game, "Camas Lily"
The root is what we’re after, in desire and in sequence. No root, no effect; no root, no us. And since effects propagate from that root cause then scatter—seeds or thoughts germinate, push out a pale green shoot, or a bloody-minded act—it’s hard to feel for the true source in the tangle, if there’s any such thing. A field of blue camas, its first root hidden from itself by its effect: the lake in the sky. The origin hidden, too, from us, as we stand near the field’s edge—the root what we seek, but the effect a beauty so distracting we forget all our names, our homes, what we’re after.