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Thursday, 25 March 2010

Snowdrops... Fragile Beauty


Beautiful aren't they? 
A mass of snowdrops in the old orchard 
they've been there for years,
 multiplying over time.
  Maybe a bit like our thoughts in they old grey matter... 
or emotions...

Sometimes the big picture is enough, but zoom in for a closer look...  
appreciate the finer details...
identify one area (thought, idea, emotion, problem etc) to focus on...


Notice how some are slightly more open... 
and if we look closer some are nearly still closed...
 some are in full bloom (ready to pursue, work on, deal with)...
 some need a little more time... 
a bit of coaxing (a bit more effort, consideration... healing...)


From another angle... wow! 
Sometimes we need to look at things from another perspective,
turn things upside down to see what we have been missing...
little details... clues...



Would we have seen that sky behind
 if we only looked at what was obvious in front of us?
The background... the past... 
something that coloured our judgement, affected our emotions...
How often are we carried away with the bigger picture, 
caught up in a mass of thoughts or feelings, 
whether it be enthusiasm or despair?


Pause... wonder.... look.... and really see...


Caught in a storm they're beautiful...
we are beautiful...
you are beautiful...
Even in a downpour...
because of it.

We may bow our heads to weather the storm,
we may look or feel extremely fragile...
but those raindrops will run off our backs...
let them cleanse and heal...


'cos even on the greyest day
be inspired by their fragile beauty...
seek another perspective.
the clouds are just a background,
highlighting strength and beauty within.


5 comments:

Laura Hegfield said...

What a beautiful and insightful post. You have shared with us wise words and delightful photos. I have to tell you that last photo is my absolute favorite!

Suzi Smith said...

mine too laura! The first time was accidental... well, i did mean to look up inside the snowdrop but never thought about the view i'd see... absolutely loved it so just had to do some more

Debra said...

Beautiful photos and beautiful words to go with them!

GreenWhisper said...

so pretty and inspiring, thanks for sharing your insights x

Tammie Lee said...

gorgeous and so very precious~

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