26 comments on “Bloom

  1. Great insight expressed! It’s so true! (And we ought to know hereabouts, with all the storms we’ve been having this summer. πŸ™‚ )

  2. Gallivanta says:

    Indeed! The rose has come through unscathed, however. We are not usually so lucky. We bloom but not so perfectly.

    • melodylowes says:

      And some of our petals hang a little sideways, and some get blown right off. But you know – I have learned from looking at the flowers that get hailed and otherwise damaged – that our ideas of perfection and what we should or shouldn’t look like or do are highly overrated. I think maybe, just maybe, the point is not to wait until we can bloom perfectly – but just to bloom! Imperfections and all! I have a feeling that if I were to really, REALLY believe that to my toes, my life would look a lot different…

  3. Lyle Krahn says:

    I’m usually a fan of ironies but this one leaves me hoping for a better way. But it’s not going to happen.

    • melodylowes says:

      I so understand that. *sigh* I can wish all I like, and it still leaves me knowing that climbing uphill is better for my muscle development than level pavement. I guess we don’t have to like it to know it as truth. One day it will all make sense. Until then – uphill we go!

  4. Sissym says:

    Melody! Indeed!

    Great words!

  5. Skye says:

    Amen, Melody! πŸ™‚

  6. Tiny says:

    That is a great insight and so true. Just difficult to remember the blooming part sometimes.

  7. Jean-Paul says:

    very nice flower πŸ™‚

  8. Beautiful photo, Melody, and true, thought provoking words…have a wonderful weekend ahead!

  9. Glenda Mills says:

    Melody, there is so much truth and beauty in this an your other posts. I am finally catching up on your site. It’s been a crazy year of travel and joy of a new grand- daughter from China, and contrast os sorrow with 2 deaths in our family.
    Bless you!

    • melodylowes says:

      Oh, my! Life certainly has a way of throwing things at us , whether we are ready for them or not. I am sorry that you have had such an upheaval lately! You must be enjoying your new little one, though! Enjoy your weekend, Glenda!

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