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2016年5月8日 星期日

What flowers tell me (花語)

If photography has taught me anything at all, it taught me a principle which is valuable not just in the world behind the camera lens. It taught me the principle: "time is of the essence."


You simply got to catch the flowers when they are in bloom.


  
or it will be too late.

You got to catch them wherever they are.



If they are in a convenient position, thank your stars.



They may not always bloom in profusion


Before you know it, they've turned into mere stalks.



Some of them are fading already. 



It won't be long before these will go the same way. 


So catch them dancing,



sprawling on the ground,



holding their heads high


 
flying out to you

getting as close to you as possible



or turning all in one direction



in a clump



shooting straight up



emerging from the water


in all their softness 



 or all bunched together



or up and out into the surrounding air



all alone



half hidden amidst the leaves



or aloof above the water



amongst other plants



 all fighting to leave their images on the surface of the water



For there is a time to grow.



and a time to be destroyed.