“Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you.”
- David Whyte -
I've taken to trying to have house plants because I'm not very green-fingered believe it or not, so I'm trying my hand at this keeping plants alive thing. I bought myself some potted Gerbera Daisies a while back that are about to seed and die off. I check them every day and today I found something so beautifully magnificent on my pink ones that I could hardly believe it. A spider had obviously decided my plant was a good place to lay her eggs and the daisies were adorned spectacularly with the silk of hundreds of newly hatched spiderlings. We are surrounded by these brilliant miracles every single day...it doesn't take much to notice them or be deeply touched at the sheer profoundness of what a gift life is. Some, however, are empty souls beyond rescue and are sadly never touched by it.
An aging flower evokes in me a sense of sensual appeal, a delicate sexiness that likens to that of a woman who embraces the years that embrace her in return. A woman who is unapologetically herself, confident within her own authentic energy and as earthy as the dust that dances through her soul. A woman who is unafraid of who she really is and makes no excuses for her mistakes, choices and actions. She is able to take responsibility for it all. That is sexy, that is real, that is beautiful.
“Do you understand how there could be any writing in a spider's web?"
"Oh, no," said Dr. Dorian. "I don't understand it. But for that matter I don't understand how a spider learned to spin a web in the first place. When the words appeared, everyone said they were a miracle. But nobody pointed out that the web itself is a miracle."
"What's miraculous about a spider's web?" said Mrs. Arable. "I don't see why you say a web is a miracle-it's just a web."
"Ever try to spin one?" asked Dr. Dorian.”
- E.B. White, Charlotte's Web
If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy,
How I see it...
I see, speak and write in metaphors because I feel there is much we can learn from nature, people and our surroundings as depicted in my photographs and why I enjoy sharing my thoughts. Not in any attempt to convince or convert you to my way of thinking, seeing or feeling but to share how I see and experience MY mind map of the world. You at no time have to agree, all I ask is that my views and the views of others who wish to express theirs are kindly respected. So relax, get comfy and just enjoy. Happy reading!