Monday, February 4, 2013

In Bloom

I've always appreciated that we each learn at our own pace; we each have our own timing, our own style of learning and taking in information and interacting with the world.

I've wondered if I could be considered a late bloomer, but in some ways I'm still blooming, and I think I might be past that late blooming point. I imagine that I will continue to open and close, and I will be a beautiful wild flower–I must tell myself that–because I don't quite see myself as reaching a state of being in full bloom. I don't necessarily see that as a negative, but I'm aware of it when I see how my quiet, introverted nature, will always be in a state of quiet bloom.

I doodled this flower on January 20, 2013 in my miniature notebook. I came across it recently and it seemed to strike a cord in me. Looking at it now, it has a playful optimism about it and it reminds me to remember to keep remembering to accept myself as I am and to love myself and to know that we each have a role on this earth; for some, the message is loud and clear; and for others, it's subtle.


Ryan said...

I don't know if I'll ever fully bloom. I am in a constant state of opening and closing. I think it's just the way it goes. And you're right, it's not a bad thing.

keiko amano said...


I love your doodle. The flower looks like you on a stage opening your arms with a bit hesitation.

I've been watching Maria Callas on youtube, and I think in this video, she is in full bloom.

Rebb said...

Ryan, I have to admit that it is comforting to know that there are others that are alright with feeling that they may not fully bloom. I suppose on the other side, it's very fascinating to watch those that do reach a certain noticeable peak in their blooming process.

Rebb said...

Keiko, Thank you. I'm glad you like my doodle and like your thoughts on it.

Thank you for sharing the video. It gave me goosebumps when she started to sing. Yes, she certainly appears to be in full bloom!