Monday, August 25, 2008

About a Flower


What a swirling beauty she is...her full potential not yet realised.
What secrets is she hiding within those coiled petals? What will she look like when she opens her twirling dancing arms to the sun and sky?

How brave she is.
Despite her fragility, despite all the threats taking shape as nibbling insects, heavy raindrops, greedy plucking hands, she will gracefully unfold into a sunburst of vibrant colour. She will paint the garden with her smile, enticing the bees with her radiance. And she will flourish with a gentle confidence. She does not question...she belongs here.

And when her fleeting time here comes to a close, she will curl up once more and retreat back into the earth where she will leave a beautiful legacy, nourishing the soil for future generations of buds and beauties.

She may be small, but her lessons are profound.

23 comments:

  1. Such wisdom and beauty, sweetheart. Thank you for sharing.

    Cxx

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  2. gorgeous!!

    and so true .. the first poem i ever wrote was the childish scrawl of a 5 year old and it was about a flower and her petals opening and closing, her secrets and her love. it was crude and nothing like this beautiful writing but it makes me smile that the sentiment is the same ... smooches beauty, xo

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  3. Oh, I LIKE this! Despite it all, she will survive & flourish & be beautiful. She will bring joy to others. Despite it all. Her bravery, her strength.

    THAT'S a role model.

    :) Debi

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  4. Oh that is lovely! Thanks for sharing! I just love your photos!

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  5. Lovely to see you back Jaime :-) I have missed your wonderful posts!

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  6. beautiful and powerful in its delicacy. love this!

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  7. fantastic musing on a flower. if it wasn't raining cats and dogs, i'd go out in search of one myself to commune with it and listen to its secrets...

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  8. Small is beautiful..less is more. Love your words AND your image. Very special!

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  9. Profound, oh yes! Just lovely...you words...and that goregous photograph.

    xo

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  10. very moving..it's as though i know this flower.....only your beautiful eyes can see such things....am so glad to see through them.

    j

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  11. Just a wonderful resting place to view your photgraphs and read your words. Jaime, you're truly one of my favorite sites in this newfound world.

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  12. Wow. How ABOUT it?! Gorgeous words. Gorgeous work. Amazing photo.

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  13. Insightful metaphor, Jaime.

    Tangled, yet open.

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  14. Your writing made me think this, "I think all things are beautiful when they spend themselves as they were created to." Then, I thought that we have been created to serve.

    Your heart is beautiful, as ever.

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  15. welcome back. i missed you.
    and what a beautiful way to announce your return.

    x

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  16. your words are truly beautiful. the cycle of life, having a point of celebration at each stage.. i would like to think like that about my own life as a flower.

    "And when her fleeting time here comes to a close, she will curl up once more and retreat back into the earth where she will leave a beautiful legacy, nourishing the soil for future generations of buds and beauties."

    it's a challenge to celebrate that last stage but i do need to find a way.

    it's good to be home and visiting you once again :)
    XO

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  17. A tribute to new beginnings.Wonderful post.

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  18. I love all the images that you capture and the prose that goes with it! How is it that the prose comes so easily? And perfectly? Sigh...
    Thank you!

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  19. What beautiful words and imagery to read at the end of a looooonnnnng day. Thank you that little bit of rest.

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  20. Your flower shots are really nice.
    I have never seen a flower such as this before. Twisting tendrils of possibility they be.

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