28 August 2010

Like a Gumamela . . .

. . . we are all as beautiful as a flower . . .
 . . . that came from the same bud . . .
. . . the same bud that drank the water from the skies
and feed from the heat and energy of the same sun . . .
. . . and will burst forth in time
nurtured by the beauty of what is to come . . .
. . . as timeless as the seeds
that will feed other beautiful beings
who will also burst forth
and whose seed will feed the others
like an unending cycle
we are of the same bud . . .
as timeless and as eternal as this exquisite bud!

Hibiscus flower (we call them Gumamela) from the garden of my student Ignacio. And my tribute again to all those in pain from the recent tragedy in Manila. May we take comfort from each other's pain and may the beauty of this flower (the essence that resides in our individual souls) unite us in our grief and heal our common pain . . .  My macro flower entry for MacroFlowerSaturday.

10 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

A magical series of photos complemented by poetic words!

maiaT said...

I told you so, you can take beautiful macros like these here, with your camera.
These hibiscus flowers and photos are exquisite and your kind words are perfect for their beauty.
Have a great weekend!

Ann said...

my garden has the same hibiscus,

Yes, the tragedy is very sad,

Jama said...

So pretty, there's a few bushes of hibiscus around my apartment here,they are always blooming.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Exquisite shots and beautiful words to match.

fini said...

Perfect transformation! Reading those beautiful quotes and remembering the tragedy- it's so touching..

Tricia said...

They sure open beautifully, don't they! So pretty in pink!

Enjoy your weekend

The Chair Speaks said...

Hibiscus is lovely. I have just grown one outside my house and is still small.

EG Wow said...

Beautiful hibiscus photos!

Icy BC said...

Wow...those are beautiful flowers in pink and lavender! They are so delicate and precious!