Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate


The definition of the word ‘Delicate’ is “Very fine in texture or structure; of intricate workmanship or quality; easily broken or damaged; having a soft or fragile beauty.” These butterflies and orchids definitely do have a fragile beauty.

I also thought of we human beings, as this describes us perfectly. Whilst our bodies may seem strong and resilient, we always live in that delicate balance between life and death. No person can say that they will definitely live to see tomorrow. Anything can happen, from a car crash to a madman going on a shooting spree. We all hope that we and our children will live to enjoy a healthy old age, but nothing is certain. My heart aches today, as I’m sure yours does too, for those who lost loved ones in the horrific Newtown school tragedy. May we always be aware of just how fragile and delicate life is, and each day, take every opportunity to show our family and friends just how much we love them. As Elton John sang in his ‘Song For Guy’, “Life is a delicate thing, is a delicate thing.”

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” ~ Mother Teresa

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98 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

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  2. your photo choices are beautiful. And yes, such a tragic event in Newton that nobody could have predicted. Those poor little mites, such innocent faces and gone forever 😦 Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2012 21:13:34 +0000 To: ruth2day@hotmail.com

  3. thank you for the butterflies and the quotation:
    β€œYesterday is gone.
    Tomorrow has not yet come.
    We have only today.
    Let us begin.” ~ Mother Teresa
    +
    you’re my first butterfly today …

  4. I can’t even comment straight. I don’t want to watch the news. I don’t want to think about it. Everyone is griefing for it. It’s just too tragic. 😦

  5. The killings in America are truly horrific. At the same time some madman knifed to death a whole bunch of kids in China. Very tragic 😦

  6. I love your beautiful gallery of delicates, Sylvia. Yes, life is a delicate thing. That tragedy is such a sad and horrible reminder of this fact. We need to remember that and appreciate every day we have….

  7. Poignant sentiments regarding the recent tragedy in Newtown and beautiful pictures reminding us of the delicate balance between life and death. The butterfly particularly is a symbol of that balance.Thanks, Sylvia.

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