Monday, April 25, 2011

My Rose

My Rose
Photograph by: Karen Holmes

"Of course an ordinary passerby would think my rose looked just like you. But my rose, all on her own, is more important than you altogether, since she's the one I've watered. Since she's the one I put under glass. Since she's the one I sheltered behind a screen. Since she's the one for whom I killed the caterpillars (except for two or three for butterflies). Since she's the one I listened to when she complained, or when she boasted, or even sometimes when she said nothing at all.
Since she's my rose."
"It is the time you have lost for your rose that makes your rose so important."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery (La Petit Prince)



12 comments:

d e l i g h t said...

Hi Karen, this is just so sweet and touching! Your white rose is beautiful and has been so lovingly cared for by you! Have a great day.
Linda

karen-holmes said...

*thank you, linda. a beautiful day to you! -xok.

Christina said...

ah, the little prince.

a beautiful rose indeed.
xo

karen-holmes said...

*christina, hello friend...thank you for your visit... -xok.

kiki said...

"Creativity is a flower that praise brings to bloom, but discouragement often nips in the bud"
~Alex F. Osborn
your rose brings out the brilliance of your creativity and it is my prayer that you never be discouraged to show the world your rose blooming. And that you continue to lose time creating beauty that has become so important to me and others. With love.

Betsy said...

As my tears (happy tears) softly water My Rose - she is yellow and her name is Hope - I am so encouraged by this reminder, Karen. And written as it is by someone who loved and adventured in my Africa as Saint-Exupery did, it beckons me all the more back to all the nurturing and protection energy that, yes, I've lost - or I prefer, invested - in this beautiful and STRONG Rose of mine.
Love, Betsy

karen-holmes said...

*kiki, thank you for the kindness and grace of your sweet words. i am so glad for your visit, and perspective (love the quote). -xok.

karen-holmes said...

*betsy,awww...i am so glad that your yellow rose of hope is getting watered and tended to...how appropriate that Saint-Exupery with the Africa connections touched your heart today. (i prefer the word invested too - thank you, my linguist friend). -xok.

Birdie said...

Karen, dear! this is so very beautiful. I read it several times and I know it will stay with me not only this afternoon but for all the times. As all your other wonderful posts and pictures. Your wisdom and love are just so amazing! Thank you dear one for sharing. Sending much much love your way.

karen-holmes said...

*birdie, thank you for your loving words...i am so glad you have been blessed. i think loving mothers especially understand the rose wisdom. joy and grace to you today. -xok.

karen-holmes said...

*loved ones...each of your comments here have touched my heart deeply, and continue to do so... thank you, and love in return to each of you.-xok.

for the love of a house said...

just lovely Karen!!

fondly,
joan

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