A Gift to Newtown, Connecticut

Candid Impressions

The Flame Lilies are in bloom again. They offer a wonderful parable in life. They’re normally found in a community of other plants. When they die after having bloomed, the whole plant dies down to its roots, or rather its bulb.

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When the time comes for it to bloom again, it begins it’s growth from the bottom in the undergrowth, and uses those little hooks you see in its foliage to support itself on the plants beside it as it works its way up in to the sunlight again. There it blooms once more expressing its uniqueness among the diverse expressions of the others.

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Suffering and struggle can sometimes cut us down to the roots, but it can never stop us from rising, with the help and support of the community around us, in to the sunlight again. How do we even begin to fully grasp and understand the pain…

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~ by SC on December 18, 2012.

2 Responses to “A Gift to Newtown, Connecticut”

  1. Appreciate you reblogging this post – thank you.

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