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Today's Quote 14 June 2024 from Angel Anne

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Today's Quote:

By plucking the petals you don’t gather the beauty of the flower.

Rabindranath Tagore

The Paradox of Beauty: Preserving the Essence

In the delicate dance of appreciation and preservation, there lies a profound truth: beauty, in its purest form, cannot be possessed through mere physical claim. This article reflects on the metaphorical wisdom that by plucking the petals, one does not gather the beauty of the flower.

This simple yet powerful statement serves as a reminder that beauty is an experience, a transient moment of awe that resonates with our senses and emotions. It is not an object to be dismantled and owned, but a phenomenon to be witnessed and cherished.

The act of plucking the petals in an attempt to capture beauty is akin to trying to hold a sunbeam in your hand. The very essence of what makes the flower beautiful—the symmetry of its form, the vibrancy of its colors, the delicacy of its structure—is diminished when it is removed from its natural state.

True appreciation of beauty requires a gentle touch, a willingness to observe without the need to alter. It calls for a respect of the integrity of the subject, be it a flower, a work of art, or a moment in time. In this respect, we find that beauty is best preserved in memory and in the heart, rather than in the physical realm.

The flower, with its petals intact, continues to contribute to the cycle of life, attracting pollinators, providing sustenance, and eventually giving rise to new growth. Its beauty is not just in its appearance, but in its purpose and its role within the ecosystem.

In our pursuit of beauty, let us strive to be custodians rather than conquerors. Let us learn to admire without destruction, to love without possession, and to value without exploitation. For in the end, the true measure of our appreciation is not in what we take, but in what we leave untouched, allowing beauty to flourish in its own right.

In conclusion, the beauty of the flower lies not in its petals alone, but in its existence as a whole. By understanding and embracing this, we learn a valuable lesson about the nature of beauty and the importance of preserving it in all its forms. Let us carry this wisdom forward, applying it not only to flowers but to all aspects of life, recognizing that true beauty is a gift to be appreciated, not a prize to be seized.

Love, Light, Peace & Joy

Angel Anne



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