If I didn’t know this was the sky, I’d want to eat it. Or roll in it. Or squish it in my fingers.
kiss the sky.
– Jimi Hendrix
Here’s one just because I like it! I don’t know what kind of bug that is, but I’ve never seen one with wings like that. It looks like an optical illusion in some pictures, but I can see clearly here that the wings are split or there are four of them or something. Anyway, I like this photo.
No reason is needed
~ Paulo Coelho
Somehow I feel he’s grinning at me, like he knows something I don’t know.
All nature wears one universal grin.
– Henry Fielding
Sometimes I feel like this, like I’m standing in the light.
The windows of my soul I throw
Wide open to the sun.
– John Greenleaf Whittier
This picture made me think of my life right now. I’m trying to do all of these things, trying to grow and improve myself. Somehow I convince myself that I can grow in lots of different directions at once, and for a while it seems to work. But then I realize that even though they are growing from the same stem, the fruit is all different. They’re shaped different and colored different. They grow and ripen and shrivel and fall away at different rates. No matter how I try to make them grow together, to nurture them all at the same time, it just doesn’t work that way. I’ve crushed so much fruit beneath my feet on the way to understanding it’s okay to take it in turns. It’s okay to let one shrivel up and fall off because I’ve put my energies somewhere else. I have time to come back to it; another chance will grow in its place.
There’s a certain kind of beauty
in the chaos
of wildly growing fruits.