Luminescence

Have you ever looked closely at the purple petals of an Iris in the golden afternoon sun? Have you seen how luminescent they are, glowing from a source deep within?  Have you watched the way they fold themselves over gently, inviting you to pause for a moment and embrace a sense of  wonder? Have you noticed the way everything lights up under your deep and loving gaze? Have you taken a breath this day and rediscovered the luminous world waiting for you to just pay attention?

-Christine Valters Paintner @ Abbey of the Arts

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  1. yes! and now i see their luminescent beauty again in your photos that i am grateful for because my iris’ are not blooming yet!

    your line…”glowing from a source deep within” …is perfect!

    hope you are well :)

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