BLOOMING – Marilyn Armstrong

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: BLOOM

I remember being 16 and blooming, but I didn’t know it. I thought everyone else was more beautiful than I was. It took me years to realize that there’s beautiful and there are other kinds of beauty.

Kaity

Blooming cactus

 

Orchids

18 thoughts on “BLOOMING – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. Beautiful blooms.
    I understand your words Marilyn. Most of my childhood was spent with older girl cousins and everyone said how pretty they were. I assumed I must be the plain Jane of the family.

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    1. When I got older and a lot of the “pretty girls” of childhood weren’t so pretty anymore, I got a better grip on my own appearance, But by then I was was in my 20s, 30s with other issues on my mind, like babies, work, and Life.

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        1. It’s also interesting how our appearance changes as the years go on. When Owen was a baby, he was a clone of his father. By the time he hit adulthood, he looked just like me. I looked like my father until I hit my 50s when suddenly, I was a dead-ringer for my mother.

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              1. I have never experienced that, probably because my mom died at the age of 26, and I was too young to remember her clearly. I wouldn’t know how she would have looked if she lived till my age.

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  2. It is strange to look back at photos of yourself at that kind of age and realize that you really were beautiful. Youth is inherently beautiful if only for the freshness, the possibility and the energy that’s there. I’ve seen some early photos you’ve shared of yourself and to me? You were a very fine looking girl.

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