Lilies, Lilies, Lilies…

Why are Lilies such a favored flower, in terms of Flower Power? Their fragrance? Their symbolic resonance? Their seasonal associations with Springtime wonder? Their full bloom?

I don’t know, but they Capture the Imagination.

Here are some wonderful Lilies in time for Spring, as we traditionally celebrate renewal of life in North America…

It is so Striking how this Image (using only discarded markers and highlighter pens,) changes Resonance in black and white Photo Editing.

Then a woman said, Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow.

And he answered:

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.

And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.

And how else can it be?…

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.

Kahlil Gibran, “The Prophet,” (1923.)
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