An inspiring quote at the beginning of summer, laced with the scent of sweet roses.
I would like to share the following text of Gunilla Norris from her beautiful novel ‘A mystic garden’. It’s titled ‘Blooming’ which seems quite appropriate at this first day of summer, don’t you think?!
‘The roses are glorious, opening, opening, opening. Their fragrance is delicate and penetrating. Flowers have often been used to symbolise the heart, the receptive soul. We can see this in old cathedrals where color and light shine through their rose windows to remind us of the soul’s capacity for openness, for vulnerability.
We are often afraid of full blooming, of holding nothing back. And how much we also want it. Is not the place we can be hurt, and the place we are fulfilled, the very same place?
I touch the soft satin of the rose petals. Here is pink gold. Here is unfolding, unfolding until the petals give way and float to the ground, the free fall of fulfilment.
This morning I watch the wind lift one petal, gently loosening it. The petal drifts down to my feet, offering its silent wisdom – blossom unafraid and let go.’
I hope this new summer season will allow us to be vulnerable and soft, as rose petals!