This bouquet of my favorite flowers—ranunculus—has graced our table since Easter Sunday. Every fade and droop has been quite lovely, I’ve appreciated the different stages along the way.
I’m hoping to do the same for myself in this season of life…be a curious witness to the stages of my own transformation. Acceptance that change is inevitable I guess is the first step.
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. —Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist
Wisdom. . .is knowing what you have to accept.
― Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose
“For a very long time everybody refuses and then almost without a pause almost everybody accepts.”
― Gertrude Stein
One must lie under certain circumstances and at all times when one can’t do anything about them.
―Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird