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
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.