flower photographer has at least one red rose in their portfolio
and is always trying to capture the "perfect" one.
“He picked up one of Lorna's roses and set it in my lap.
'Here.' I picked it up and smelled it. He poked me in the
shoulder. "See what I mean? Thorns don't stop you from
sniffing. Or putting them in a vase on the kitchen table. You
work around them.... Cause the rose is worth it... Think what
you'd miss.” - Charles Martin
is a place, an area. It's a higher place. There are some other
people that are here, and things that are here which are unseen.
But you first have to set yourself free and believe in what you
cannot see, believe that there is something more out there.
In freedom can be found many devotions: a devotion to love, a
desire to believe, a willingness to be happy, a perseverance to
have peace. All these unseen things breathe and grow in the
unseen soul. A free person is not an uncommitted person, but
in a free person you will find a deep devotion, and a desire to
be devoted to even more."
Lily of the valley, breathing in the humble grass Answer'd the
lovely maid and said: "I am a watry weed, And I am very
small, and love to dwell in lowly vales; So weak, the gilded
butterfly scarce perches on my head; Yet I am visited from
heaven, and He that smiles on all Walks in the valley and each
morn over me spreads his hand, Saying: 'Rejoice, thou humble
grass, thou new-born lily flower."
the wise have always known that no one can make much of his life
until self-searching has become a regular habit, until he is able
to admit and accept what he finds, and until he patiently and
persistently tries to correct what is wrong."