A Fashion Story Walk Through
What makes a garden so incredibly peaceful? Could it be the silence that screams louder than any words? A good yell, though. A shout that touches our souls with goodness and Beauty and the sound of nature’s creatures. Or maybe the scent of flowers hypnotize us while wrapping us in glorious smells of roses and lavender. I find myself enchanted by the butterflies drifting around the entrance and lose myself in the sight of their endless flight. Have you ever wondered when a butterfly takes time to rest? I think about that quite often.
Butterflies symbolize freedom and untouchable Beauty. Countless songs have been written about them and I can’t even begin to count the number of books that touch on the metaphoric nature of this lovely speciman. For years, I drove an SUV that had pictures of butterflies stitched on the seat cover.
The point of this segment of Meditation in Nature is to inspire you to believe. I’ve spent a large part of my life crippled by fear of both the uncertain and the certain. I was the caterpillar that as it emerged from within its cocoon, couldn’t decide whether it wanted to fly or stay secure in its larvae-covered home. And we all know what happens to those caterpillars, right? They waste away and perish. Throughout the last decade of my life, I have taken the creative path toward living and truly transformed my life. I chose to take my hardships, learn from the mistakes I made, and focus on those things I can control. The choice for me was simple: embrace the butterfly hiding inside and spread your wings! So I did. And have not regretted that decision.
Today I ask you to make a choice to embrace the beauty of your dreams. Discover the power in your heart and reach for the goals you set earlier this year. Here’s a recap of mine in this article 2016 Resolutions: Nah, not for Me!
If you need a bit of inspiration, then look no further than yourself. I have dabbled in and out of various faiths, religions, beliefs and thought processes throughout the years. Yet, my faith and belief that good karma generates even better karma have always brought me back to the realization that God lives all around us. Especially in a garden.
This photo session was actually taken a month or so ago. However, the pictures were so full of gorgeous detail that I didn’t want to water down the aftereffects by rushing through the editing.
In this shoot, I’m wearing a dress by Free People that I fell in love with the moment I saw it. There’s just something about this brand that mirrors the path that I’ve chosen to take. The Free Spirit motto caters to the free-spirited woman who loves art, music, and travel. I’ve most definitely created a lifestyle centered around those things and will continue to reach for the stars.
I hope you enjoyed this enchanting walk through Duke Gardens.
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