Saturday, May 31, 2014


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. 


Anonymous said...

Lovely place and beautiful photos Dylana!
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Unknown said...

somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond

E. E. Cummings, 1894 - 1962

somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond

any experience,your eyes have their silence:

in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,

or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me

though i have closed myself as fingers,

you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens

(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, i and

my life will shut very beautifully ,suddenly,

as when the heart of this flower imagines

the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals

the power of your intense fragility:whose texture

compels me with the color of its countries,

rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes

and opens;only something in me understands

the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)

nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands

Anonymous said...

that is so beautiful. :) Irene Wibowo

Ana Sofia said...

Such a great picture, beautiful :)

Love, Ana


AVY said...

Looks gorgeous, to bloom is to live a little more.

/ Avy

Run With Fashion said...

Beautiful pictures, really love them ♥ I also love the way you think, love your thought of words, really beautiful :)

Unknown said...

love all the pics and of course your writing skills so fabulous.

Unknown said...

So so so beautiful!!! I love when nature reveals its spirit. Lovely quote too xoxo
I think I'll be doing a bit of blooming myself this summer...

Unknown said...

Love the photos and the beautiful philosophical words.

Unknown said...

Beautiful post. Makes me want to run free and let the wind blow in my hair.

Sasha Maria said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful words.

Numie Abbot said...

Beautiful words. Miss you! xx

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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Totally beautiful photos <3 xx

Nikki Williams said...

what a gorgeous little garden space!


fran said...

This is a very beautiful relaxing post.

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