Beauty can surprise you. It can take your breath away. It can be found at rock bottom. It can be there all along.
When cherry blossoms come out of hiding, where there’s belief, in the revelation of worth, in healing, when you grow deep roots, in profound darkness, when you look at the other side…there lies beauty.
Real beauty, true beauty fills your lungs with air. It inspires awe. It opens your eyes. It rises from the ashes.
Knowing beauty in the small and impossible places is a living banner across your heart. It can’t be torn or stripped from you. Once you know beauty it is always yours to hold, shed light on and give away.
In cherry blossoms
This beautiful photo was taken by Dawn. I’ve come to know her here in the blogosphere and besides taking beautiful photographs she is wise and sweet and has a gift for saying just the right thing. You can see her many, many gorgeous photos at her blog, the dawn of an older age.