Friday, October 22, 2010


10.22.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

The passage of time is documented by a couple of Spathiphyllum flowers at various stages of life - there's something still beautiful about the older version...thus, the clearer focus. Youth will always have an association with attraction and fascination, but the 'elders' are often cast off and ignored. Our society continues to value teens over seniors, while other cultures promote a healthy respect for the older family members. Value can be appreciated in the entire spectrum of life...all ages bring strengths and an opportunity for healthy discourse, just as all individuals have potential for the positive. It is sometimes difficult to see what is beyond the surface, but in doing so much beauty can be revealed. Naples, FL


  1. I like the idea that there is wholeness in newness and decay.

  2. It's hard for many to see the beauty in aging when we live in a cult of youth.