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
One of my favorite quotes from Anais Nin. I've been thinking a lot about blooming lately. All sorts of blooming. The kind that eases yourself into a comfortable love and appreciation of your body. The kind of your soul that frees up that cluttered inner space to make room for more new things to be absorbed. The kind of the heart that finds love in unexpected places and faces. Holding back never helped anyone. To bloom. To explore. To discover. To give a chance. To test your limits and see that there is no such thing as a dead end. Spring time in this little community garden near my sister's apartment was so beautiful on the particular day that I took these photos. Everything was growing upwards, open and free. I couldn't help but get up close and person with every petal, every leaf, every branch. Breathing felt so much easier in this place.