Opening up like a rose

Giving and receiving gifts of love

“Where has time gone?” I say to myself as I seek silence often to soften some thoughts on the beauty I may miss in life. Those lofty goals seem to simmer away slowly as I realize ” this is it.” But then I awaken to the thought of a powerful red rose I painted many years ago and this image lets me know I have time to seek out more roses that will add some joy to my life. Today I open up to become a beautiful, red rose.