WPC: A Glimpse of Vibrancy

The more ugly, older, more cantankerous, more ill and poorer I become, the more I try to make amends by making my colors more vibrant, more balanced and beaming.–Vincent van Gogh

Mediation Window, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Shot with a Canon 70D.

Mediation Window, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Shot with a Canon 70D.

We’re waiting for my husband to return to his wonderful, vibrant self.  A few days ago, he underwent a 4-hour operation, which promises to return him to good health.   Now, as he is recovering, we look out the window at the vibrant city swirling around us and make mental leaps to what we will do once he feels better.

This image, shot in the Japanese Buddhist Temple Room at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, reminds me of our current situation.   My eye was attracted to the contrast–of the dim interior and the vibrant garden, filled with bamboo trees.  It was also full of intriguing shapes–the window itself, the curve of the chair, and the intersecting lines of bamboo.   For me, the bamboo plant is a symbol of luck and represents the promise of the future: renewed health and a return to more travel and greater adventures.

I hope your life is filled with vibrancy in the new week and be well.

To see more entries for this week’s “vibrant” photo challenge, click on the embedded link.

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    • Hi Ann-Christine. So glad to hear that you love both the text and photo! Recovery is such a process–good one day and worse the next…but progress all the same. 🙂 Thanks for your kind thoughts!

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  1. I see we shared a quote this week Patti – and a powerful one indeed. We also share a husband recovering from surgery. mine went through it last year and it was very hard for both of us but he is back 100% to his old, vibrant self so there is indeed a light at the end of the tunnel. Just be sure to take care of yourself too – often the caretaker is the one that suffers more! And ask for/accept help if you need it. Best wishes to you both for his speedy recovery.

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  2. Hi Tina. I really appreciate your kind and reassuring words. We are heading into Stage 2 of the recovery and some new challenges, but Stage 1 is almost behind us. It’s good to hear that your husband has completely recovered. Thanks so much again for sharing your own experience!


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