There are some that believe the fuchsia flower symbolizes overflowing abundance. Looking at the abundantly-blooming baskets hanging on my front porch, I couldn’t help but be inspired to feel the overflowing abundance life has to offer. I hope you will think about it… if only for this moment…. and choose to live a life of overflowing abundance. Abundance because you choose to love and laugh and give and receive and work and play abundantly.
The recent suicides of two very famous people last week – Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain – have brought back a lot of memories for me and have had me thinking a lot.
Those of you who have been around here for a while may recall I lost my brother to suicide a year and a half ago. He took his life two days after Christmas on December 27, 2016 by stepping in front of a train. He left a note stating “no Clarence for me.”
There are moments – some clumped together in periods longer than others – that I dwell in the sorrow.
I want to have some magical answer…. some greatly insightful advice.
I don’t want to just talk about it. I don’t want to just be sad. I want to declare the solution. I want to shout out the answer. I want to rid the world of this grief.
But I can’t find it.
Except to say let’s love one another.
Let’s be there for one another.
Let’s support each other.
Let’s hold each other up… allow others to lean on us, and allow ourselves to lean on others.
Sidewalk Storm Drain Grate, Warehouse District, New Orleans, LA
Infinitely intertwining the past, the present, and the future,
the physical and the spiritual…
all plants and animals and minerals.
I recently captured this close-up photo of a storm drain grate on a sidewalk in the Warehouse District of New Orleans. It was beautiful! So much lovely architecture and structural elements in NOLA! It reminded me of the Celtic Knot and the inter-connectivity it represents. This week’s WordPress Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge is ‘Connected’. I had to share this photo.