Phoneography Challenge: I Choose to Bloom

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“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin

Who doesn’t love the feeling of being ensconced in warmth?  Of knowing that she is always safe and comfortable?

Who won’t panic when gradually, the petals open one by one and she finds herself suddenly exposed to the elements?

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I will, and I would have dug deeper into the flower in search of a snug place where I can again feel safe.  Except that when the sun’s rays reach me, I feel warmer than I have ever been.

Life’s pretty much the same.  We’re always scared of going out of our comfort zones to venture into the unknown.  We do not want to take chances especially when the situation entails great risk.  We worry when change challenges what we hold dear and wonder, “Will the outcome be worth taking the leap of faith?”

But really, we won’t know until we try, will we?

So take the chance and choose to bloom.  It feels nice and warm to be ensconced within the flower’s petals, yes, but it’s warmer to be out in the sun.  (And the views outside are more beautiful too.)

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This post is an entry to the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge by Lens and Pens by Sally. This week’s theme is Macro.  Photos taken using an iPhone 6.


10 thoughts on “Phoneography Challenge: I Choose to Bloom

  1. lensandpensbysally

    The first and second are my favorites with such energy and natural forces about to burst forth. Well done. The quote is an added feature that fits with ease and poignancy. Happy Photo Challenge.

    1. milai Post author

      Thank you. I’m not really fond of taking macro shots because I get frustrated when the wind knocks the subject off the frame, but your challenge has taught me to be more patient and to see beauty in the minute. Thank you.

  2. Pingback: Photography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Macro (Barely Spring, Barely Budding Magnolias) | Lens and Pens by Sally

  3. sustainabilitea

    Your words pair perfectly with your set of lovely photos. I like seeing the fuzziness in especialy the first photo and I like that almost everything is out-of-focus except for the bit you’re highlighting.



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