November 23, 2013

The Beauty that Remains

November 23, 2013 Photo of the day: "Beauty that Remains"

"Don't think of all the misery, 
but of all the beauty that still remains.
Think of all the beauty still left around you
and be happy.” ~ Anne Frank

All of my beautiful roses have died, their delicate petals carried away on the brisk autumn winds. Today, as we brace ourselves against bitter temperatures, it would be so easy to lament the imminent arrival of a long, dark, frigid Wisconsin winter. Yet each season, each stage of life brings new discoveries if we are alive and aware, at once cognoscente of the ephemeral and hopeful for the beauty that is yet to be revealed.