"A flower blossoms for its own joy." -Oscar Wilde
sunlight on lupine
“I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.” -Hafiz
Royal Catchfly (Silene regia)
“And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in.” -Jane Austen
“I don’t have all the answers. I haven’t worked life out. I am not the authority on shifting tides and the birth of stars. But I do know that it’s possible to transform. I do know that the urge to die is secretly the urge to live. I do know that what I am is never limited to thought or feeling. I do know that ‘I’ am not the one who wakes up. That’s the key. And I do know, beyond all possible doubt, that no matter what our age, our skin color, our shape or size, our background, our beliefs, our perceived limitations, we are already Home, already free, and have always been.” -Jeff Foster
Nigella damascena/ ‘Love-in-a-Mist’
"Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.” - Alice Walker
“I was the kind of child who always looked for fairies dancing on the grass. I wanted to believe in witches, wizards, ogres, giants and enchanted spells. I didn’t want all of the magic taken out of the world by scientific explorations.” -V.C Andrews, Flowers in the Attic
'homage to Vincent'
”How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun.” -Vincent Van Gogh
“I see you standing there, with a mouthful of poems yet a head full of doubt. You are sharp yet softening, while needing to be split open, and poured out. So let go. All the things that you’ve carried, all the ways that you’ve drowned, all the beauty you’d forgotten, every flame burned out. There is strength in being seen.” -Victoria Erickson
Just living is not enough…
One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
— Hans Christian Andersen