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2016年5月2日 星期一

In Search of Flowers and Leaves (尋花覓葉)

The past week was again rather dull. All work and no play. So today, I told myself I really must go out and seek some consolation. 


Where else could one go for flowers?


Some place which has never once disappointed me.


Somewhere where there's always color.


and delicacy


somewhere where flowers can blooom.


No matter how small and inconspicuous one is



 whether one likes lots of company

  
or one just like to be with a few congenial friends



whether it's raining



whether one is color purist or not



whether one is content with some subtle colors


or one likes a bit more complexity 

whether one prefers to deck oneself out in layers



or one likes to stand out.


or is not bothered to do so


whether one prefers to be the color of gold



or purple


whether one likes to welcome others with open arms


or even one's legs


whether one likes to hang out with friends with damaged arms

 
or just hang down.

There, one finds all kinds of shapes

One may even grow a pouch, though one is not a kangaroo.


How nice it is to be able to stretch out for a bit, over an overcast sky


So long as one has honey to spare,

  
one can stand firm all alone



one can always stick together against bigger competition.
 

one can always choose to look useful.


One can make a strong statement

 
or hide under a leaf.


Leaves don't always have to look green 

Others are quite happy to add spots to them

But some leaves prefer to be simple

Other leaves like size


Some seem undecided what they want to do


at least before they are fully grown.
 


Like flowers, they'll all eventually turn yellow, then brown.



or even red


But before they drop from the twigs, most leaves still prefer to keep their original color


But flowers like to be themselves.
 
Why not, if one can look this this?


or this


or this


one feels more confident that way


It's always best to be oneself


especially when there's some strange looking neighbors around.

or when one prefers unique shapes like this.