Postcards from Paradise: In the Beginning
Sometimes simplicity rises
like a blossom of fire
from the white silk of your own skin.
You were there in the beginning
you heard the story, you heard the merciless
and tender words telling you where you had to go.
Exile is never easy and the journey
itself leaves a bitter taste. But then,
when you heard that voice, you had to go.
You couldn't sit by the fire, you couldn't live
so close to the live flame of that compassion
you had to go out in the world and make it your own
so you could come back with
that flame in your voice, saying listen...
this warmth, this unbearable light, this fearful love...
It is all here, it is all here.
~ David Whyte ~
(Fire in the Earth)
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About the Photographer: Art Lionse hails from the south of France. He is a researcher who spends every spare moment chasing exquisite light with his camera. He is a lover of nature and enjoys photographing those things that often surprise us while we are walking. He captures ordinary plants and flowers with a fresh eye. For his macro work, as you see here, whether outdoors or in a studio, he uses natural light to make the pictures look more genuine. I am grateful for his generosity in allowing me to use these lovely images. You can find more of his work on 1x.com, fotoblur, http://www.photopoly.net/breathtaking-flower-portraits-by-art-lionse/, and photo.net