Sometimes everything seems dark around us.  When events of reckless hate like what took place in Boston last week darken the skies, it might be easy to see everything as dark..

My heart goes out to the people of Boston – to those who lost loved ones, to those who lost limbs, to all the terrorized hearts suffering the aftermath of violence…

It may seem very dark. So. Very. Dark.

Jap Cherry Tree dark viewLike this picture i took last week of our Japanese Cherry Tree.  From this perspective, the branches seem dark and menacing. Like they’re reaching out to knock us down.

But, from a another perspective, see what difference the light makes…

Jap Cherry Tree blue viewI know it’s hard to say that anything ‘good’ can come out of terrible things… or that the difficult challenges we face in our lives are not dark (really dark!) at times.  But how we look at them – if we let the light shine behind us, to focus our eyes on what’s around us, above us – we might be able to see what lies hidden in the dark from a different perspective.

To see flowers shouting ‘hope’ along our way… God’s Heavenly Paintbrushes busy, busy,  sharing messages of hope, the sustaining kind, that lift our hearts with Light & Love when all seems dark around us …& within us.

What can i say? Roses in the Rubble (click to read the why of this blog!) began literally when i took rose photographs in the rubble of war-torn Kosovo.  I have met & know many living roses who emanate hope amidst the darkest horrors & most tremendous challenges out there.

The thing about finding Roses in the Rubble – you have to look for them.  Again, it goes back to perspective..

Are we willing to look for Light? to BE light? when all is dark…

Dogwood portrait

grace, peace & perspective


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3 Responses to …perspective…

  1. Carol-Jo says:

    Thank you, your tender writing was a comfort to me tonight as I miss my best friend, my Mom.

  2. Cindy Kranich says:

    Ginny, I echo Carole Jo…very encouraging words! Love, Cin

  3. TMH says:

    My favorite line: But, from a another perspective, see what difference the light makes…

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