Tuesday, October 5, 2010


10.05.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

This brightly colored blossom has met its match and is slowly wilting from the power of time. In evidence, though, are two tiny buds that are not quite ready to burst - though one can anticipate what they will become. So, it goes in our natural world...there is birth, there is life, there is end-of-life - and when one life ends, another one (or two) begins and flourishes. The end of life for such a vibrant entity is both sad and disappointing...yet, nothing can really preserve it nor bring it back to life. Its future is in those two new potential blooms.

The recent and unexpected loss of a work colleague brings heartache and grief. The only bright spot is that her two daughters survived (at least the physical injuries) and will hopefully move forward with strength and love from both earthbound and heavenly spirits. Thinking about all of you...3rd Ave N & 6th St, Naples, FL


  1. This is a fascinating capture...very intriguing. And what a sadly beautiful and thought provoking tribute...

  2. Like a plume - loss does bring growth as we grapple with the situation, gain strength and move forward. But it is a high price to pay. I wish you and your colleague's daughters strength.