17 January 2014

Day 17...

... of the Writing Challenge.

Sad little rose bud
Never got to bloom,
Missing the moment
To take Anais' advice.*

*Anais Nin's famous quote: 'And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.' 


  1. Ohh ... Lots of people in the world like this ... What a sad wee story :-(

    1. I know... I feel sad every time I see it... Always makes me think of Anais' quote...

  2. You know, this was me for so long. I love that quote. A few years ago it was my mantra.

    1. Me too, Rachel! I kept opening a little, and closing again...
      This year feels different - maybe I've decided 50 years as a bud is WAY too long!
      Maybe I'm just a late bloomer :)


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