Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Legion of Bloom / La Legión de Bloom



These pictures I took at the Minnetrista Cultural Center gardens in Muncie, Indiana help to remind me of the uniqueness and beauty contained in each of us.

Estas fotos que tomé en los jardines Minnetrista Centro Cultural en Muncie, Indiana ayuda para mí recuerdan la singularidad y belleza contenida en cada uno de nosotros.

And that beauty is at its most powerful, most real, most visible when we embrace who we are, fully and without judgment, without fear.

Y que la belleza está en su más poderoso, más real, más visible cuando abrazamos lo que somos, plenamente y sin juicio, sin miedo.

It is something I have had to learn, living for so long surrounded by those who wanted their version of me.  Never allowed to even explore what my version might be.

Es algo que he tenido que aprender, vivir por tanto tiempo rodeado de aquellos que querían su versión de mí. Nunca permitió explorar aún cuál podría ser mi versión.

And now, slowly, I am putting that together.  The result?  Acceptance and appreciation of myself and who I am.

Y ahora, poco a poco, me estoy poniendo que juntos. ¿El resultado? La aceptación y el aprecio de mí mismo y de lo que soy.

And confusion at those in my life who allow fear to limit their ability to see it.  Going forward without them, hoping one day they catch up.

Y la confusión en los que están en mi vida que permita que el miedo para limitar su capacidad de verlo. De cara al futuro sin ellos, con la esperanza de que un día se ponen al día.

For it is certainly time to bloom.

Porque es sin duda el momento de florecer.

And many of those reading this have helped me realize this.  Some of you know how much you mean to me, more will hopefully come to realize it.  The comments I leave you, the words spoken and emailed, those are me being me, and you appreciating that never stops amazing me.  So thank you, deeply.

Y muchos de los que están leyendo esto han ayudado a darme cuenta de esto. Algunos de ustedes saben lo mucho que significas para mí, más se espera llegar a darse cuenta de ello. Los comentarios que usted se vaya, las palabras pronunciadas y por correo electrónico, los que están a mi ser yo, y apreciando que nunca deja de sorprenderme. Así que gracias, profundamente.

And because this post made me a bit teary ... you are all the beautiful flowers above, and I am happy Mr. Turtle, head in the clouds, waiting for rain he is eternally hopeful will come.

Y porque este post me hizo un poco llorosos ... son todas las hermosas flores encima, y yo soy feliz Sr. Tortuga, la cabeza en las nubes, a la espera de la lluvia que es eternamente la esperanza vendrá.

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October 25, 2015 at 6:36 AM

I just love roses! Your pics show how much perfection can be in just a flower! I have a huge obsession for roses in general and somehow some people are just like roses : they are so beautiful but they keep themselves between spines - just not to give others the power to hurt them.
Have a bright day, dear friend!
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October 25, 2015 at 6:37 AM

Beautiful shots!
Have a nice evening!
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October 25, 2015 at 10:12 AM

Hi dear
Great post, as always is a pleasure reading you
Love those flowers
xoxo

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October 25, 2015 at 2:54 PM

Those roses are beautiful, especially the dusky ones. I am glad that you are able to feel able to be yourself if it makes you happy.

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October 25, 2015 at 3:35 PM

hey, yeah i know our words are important for you but I sure hope you know your words mean a lot to us too... Anyway keep showing us flowers I love them !

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October 25, 2015 at 5:46 PM

Hi Shamu, you are such a darling person, your words really touched me. I'm happy for you that you are who you want to be, that is very important! The flower photos are lovely, and Mr. Turtle is so cute ;-D. Big hugs!

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October 25, 2015 at 8:13 PM

That is so true, dear. I encounter people like that every day, who make themselves prickly and hard to get near because they have let life wound them so deeply. Your thought it very deep, I hope your day is wonderful too,s sweet pea :) xoxo

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October 25, 2015 at 8:13 PM

I appreciate it! Thanks xoxo

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October 25, 2015 at 8:14 PM

Thank you my sweet rose :) xoxo

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October 25, 2015 at 8:15 PM

It makes me feel like me and that is very exciting and makes me nervous sometimes but ultimately so rewarding. Thanks dear.

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October 25, 2015 at 8:16 PM

Those words mean so much to me, dear. I often wonder if my comments really reach anyone or make them smile or even anything at all. It is so discouraging not to know. So I really appreciate you sharing that with me! I will see what I can do about more flowers :)

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October 25, 2015 at 8:17 PM

I will pass that along to Mr. Turtle next time I see him :) Thank you SO much, dear. Such a lovely and helpful comment!! Very sweet :) Hugs!!

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October 26, 2015 at 12:17 AM

Wow! That's very beautiful!
Have a nice week!
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October 26, 2015 at 2:27 AM

yeah each one of us is really unique my friend...i like the second rose on the second picture..continue inspiring and flaming up your passion..xoxo

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October 26, 2015 at 3:35 AM

I love flowers and this pictures are wonderful!
Have a wonderful week sweaty dear
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October 26, 2015 at 6:37 AM

Hello from Spain: awesome flowers and great pics. I just discovered your blog and I like the variety of topics that you write. Right now I have a blog dedicated to those dolls that I invite you to visit: http://all4barbie.blogspot.com.es/ If you want we keep in touch. I already made me a follower of your blog.

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October 26, 2015 at 7:26 AM

you're so right...we all have the potential to be unique, but sadly we often forget it. For me there is nothing worse than this 'copy paste' mentality and this desire to be like everyone else, that seems to be so popular nowadays...or is it in some ways always like that. It sometimes seems to me that it is better to be 70 percent bad and 30 percent good, than to be 100 percent copy paste. Do you know what I mean? So many people just live and accept the 'universal truths' without even once using their head. That's the saddest darn thing if you ask me. People are sometimes so focused on impressing others that they never really take the moment to really enjoy anything.

Beautiful photographs of roses, perfectly paired with your words.

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October 26, 2015 at 8:37 AM

Great post. This is so nice!

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October 26, 2015 at 12:45 PM

Que fotos mas hermosas Rick,
son flores preciosas y justo con esta entrada entiendo tu amor hacia la naturaleza.
Un beso
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October 26, 2015 at 6:14 PM

Beautiful flowers and beautiful photos. :) :)

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October 26, 2015 at 8:03 PM

Thanks so much, dear! And you too :)

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October 26, 2015 at 8:03 PM

Your words are so sweet, dear. So happy that you understand :) xoxo

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October 26, 2015 at 8:04 PM

Thanks so much my lovely friend :)

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October 26, 2015 at 8:04 PM

Many kisses for you, lovely bloom :)

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October 26, 2015 at 8:05 PM

Thank you for the nice comment and the follow! I will be visiting your blog for sure :)

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October 26, 2015 at 8:08 PM

Ah yes, you truly get it! And that 70 percent judged as "bad" who is telling us that? Most likely those tied up blindly in the universal truths. I never worry about being a copy of someone else, but I worry way too much about whether being myself is going to bother someone. But I worry less and less about it as I keep making braver choices and survive each one. And you know I love to enjoy my moments ;) Thanks for the so thoughtful comment! You are very kind to me, dear.

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October 26, 2015 at 8:09 PM

Very kind, thank you :) xoxo

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October 26, 2015 at 8:10 PM

Thank you, my dear. Nature is beautiful and makes perfect sense to me. People that fit that description are pretty rare :) Kisses

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October 27, 2015 at 2:27 AM

Aww what a beautiful flowers <3

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October 27, 2015 at 2:33 AM

When i see this photos i see the love
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October 27, 2015 at 4:39 AM

love the flowers :D
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October 27, 2015 at 8:56 AM

Que show de imagens arrasou na postagem lindas rosas
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October 27, 2015 at 10:46 AM

I absolutely love those roses!

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October 28, 2015 at 4:10 AM

Flower lover here! They will catch up on you I swear! You are a beautiful person my dear friend.

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October 28, 2015 at 10:20 AM

I think it is something that comes with time...the older I get, the more at ease I feel with myself.

You're more than welcome....when the text is inspiring, then the answer is inspired.

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