Saturday, May 22, 2010

Persistence




Walking up a rocky mountain ridge this past weekend I was surprised to look down and see the tiniest flowers hidden among the rocks. I was impressed by the persistence it must have taken for these little flowers to grow-there was no shade, water or soil just rock. Their grey color reflected the color of the rock as if all their energy had gone into growing and none was left over for colorful display, yet in their own way they had beauty. A bit of softness against all the hard rough surfaces. I wondered about my own patience and faith in situations when I cannot see the light and know that I have something to learn from these flowers that start in a dark place and eventually reach the light. "The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside." hammarskjold P.S. Do you see the heart? I send my love.

4 comments:

  1. oh this is so true...what a lovely observation from nature! great write up...great photos...

    and yes! i did see the heart....it's brilliant! did you take it home!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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  2. I absolutely see the heart!

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  3. Your posts are always so spot on! This as well - we have much to learn from nature!! Those little plants in the rocks are amazing!! And I did see the heart immediately! Much love, Silke

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  4. I need to learn from them too.

    They're beautiful.

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