Resilience ~ Hope


Day 2 - Project 365/2011

Hope


Hope is a green blade of grass in a hot desert

Resilience is a daisy blooming in the tread of Fate’s footpath

Faith is absorbing every bit of moisture

Life is to keep growing

But Love is the unseen root…

– Kim Koning –


This is a picture I took on my Sony Cybershot this morning. It is a macro-focus of two tiny, perfectly intact miniture daisies that were in my footpath as I walked to work. It hit me then that truly is what Resilience is. It is an enduring hardiness and toughness even though you may be vulnerable to the pull of fate and circumstance. It is about a miniture creation perfect and whole that lies in the footpath of all creatures.

Resilience is a character facet that will see one through many turmoils in life.

How often do you feel as vulnerable as those daisies?

How often do you feel as if you are in the footpath of life just waiting for the tread of fate to crush you?

Yet if you are resilient like these two daisies, you will continue blooming and you will live the life you are meant to live no matter how short.


As I wrote a couple of days ago, I have started Project 365/2011 being inspired by the Shutter Sisters. It is amazing what sights you find when you are looking for them. I am on Day 2 so far, so 363 days left. Follow my posts on my flickr and my tumblr accounts.

May you also be inspired to seek out images that inspire you.


© All Rights Reserved Kim Koning

(Published in She Writes Editors’ Picks 13/01/11)

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4 Comments

  1. Kim, I would like to feature this poem in either July or August on my Poetic License series. Once a month I post great poetry that I find by searching blogs such as yours. If you allow me to use your poem, you will get full credit and a link back to your site.

    Three times a year I will also be combining the previous four months into one large magazine style post. If you don’t mind please let me know. If you would like to see an example, the first magazine issue of the last trimester of 2010 was posted on January 6th (http://morningerection.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/the-new-tri-annual-poetic-license-magazine/) with the poems from Sept-Dec of 2010.

    Here is the link to the January Poetic License (http://morningerection.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/poetic-license-5/) if you would like to see it before you decide. Thank you for your consideration, regardless of your decision.

    • Thanks for your comments Tom. Sounds like something I would definitely be interested in. Thanks for the offer and the acknowledgement. 🙂

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