It starts with this. Something so beautiful that I have to try to capture its spiritual essence, bottle it a little, share it with others. It is this act alone, of finding depth with beauty and wanting to share it, that feeds my soul.
It’s a dynamic shape; growing, changing, expanding. Becoming large. So large that I want to get deep inside the beauty, get up close and drink it in, have that image melt-me into spiritual bliss.
I wish I could live my life with the same simple beauty that is this flower. Going through all the stages of life, never skipping or skimping or shorting itself. Arriving at the fullest expression of its very presence at just the right moment. The fullest expression of this flower is that which is most spectacular.
And it bowls you over, the joy that clings to you. You want to wear it forever like any other body part. To keep it familiar, alive, available. Connecting with life essence, that is what this is.
And yes, it is spectacular 🙂
Diana Ray/April Aronoff
Photography by Diana Ray