Monday, August 10, 2009

Day 222 - Resilience

It's interesting to see things growing in surprising places. Who would have thought the lavender would take root and grow in such a small, waterless crack in the footpath. I think we can say the same for people. In the physical sense, some people survive in the harshest of geographical locations. In the emotional sense, there are also people who somehow manage to live in the harshest relationships.

When you lose a loved one, it can feel so devastating that you wish you could turn away from life itself. You feel as if you've dried up, and yet you manage to exist just enough at first, and then slowly begin to look up at the sun again.


  1. I love your picture and comment.
    Your picture and comments about resilience resonate closely with one we recently posted on our Upsidetothedownturn blog. It was also of a young sprout growing through a crack in the concrete. Hope it may give you additional inspiration on this topic.

  2. I'm always heartened by the fact that no matter how much we pave things over nature prevails. Your hearty lavender attests to that. Survival is such a dominant force.