Beauty

 

 

I saw the small flower slightly hidden among the weeds and grass growing under the oak tree.  It stood alone in the middle of the parking lot, small and weak yet strong and daring. Five white petals attached by a yellow furry center. Simple, barely noticed but beautiful in its own way. I hesitated for a minute as my hand reach for it, wanting to keep such simple beauty but then I stopped. I thought about beauty and how we attempt to capture beautiful things in a selfish attempt to enjoy a moment without realizing that in the process we take away the very thing that makes something beautiful, life. I walked away from the small flower, admiring its beauty, enjoying its life.

 

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Comments (19)

  1. fierylady

    A beautiful write.

    August 26, 2015
    1. Somnium

      August 26, 2015
  2. morningafter7

    Very special!

    August 26, 2015
    1. Somnium

      Moments like that are

      August 26, 2015
      1. morningafter7

        Yes, they are. But it’s good you took the time to notice! It’s something more people need to do – notice the beauty in nature.

        August 26, 2015
        1. Somnium

          August 26, 2015
  3. withwings

    Very nice When life touches us.
    I had a moment like this, I was in haiti and definitely needed a moment like this. heh. But i ended up visiting that little plant every day just for some inspiration. Tough time for the emotional health of me.

    August 26, 2015
    1. Somnium

      It is a good reminder of what life is

      August 26, 2015
      1. withwings

        And life, what I recognized was among no other plant life, all alone and yours was alone wihout uothers like it. Life and it’s challenges. The beauty of life

        August 26, 2015
  4. wirelessguru1

    ..and flowers do have a very short life too…

    August 26, 2015
    1. Somnium

      It’s all relative

      August 26, 2015
  5. WalkinOnSunshine

    So very lovely…

    August 26, 2015
    1. Somnium

      August 26, 2015
  6. itsacrazylife

    Touching.

    August 27, 2015
    1. Somnium

      August 27, 2015
  7. redgeventuradelacruz

    Every small things in this world resemble life itself reminding us of our KINDNESS. It is a human nature to perceive things beyond its physical appearance. Good thing, we could always be metaphorical in conveying the thoughts.

    I so love this dear Father!

    August 27, 2015
    1. Somnium

      I always noticed that these brief moments in my life make my heart tender. Thank you dear Daughter

      August 27, 2015
      1. redgeventuradelacruz

        and it’s always necessary.

        August 27, 2015
  8. oliviathatcher

    The beauty is the fact, which catches the eyes. The best essay writing service combination of love and beauty quotes inspires me a lot. The person to whom we love is start looking as the most beautiful person in the entire world.

    August 14, 2016