Mystery of Love

mystery of love

mystery of love

mystery of love in black and white

mystery of love in black and white

“Love leads us into mystery where no one can say what comes next, or how, or why.”
– Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
The pink rose, depending on the color being dark or light, represents thankfulness, grace and joy in the Victorian Language of Flowers.  In words, the quote above does not correlate directly to the meaning of the pink rose, however, in my heart, I am thankful for the love I’ve experienced and the mystery of what it will bring in the future.
How about you?  Are you thankful for the love you’ve experienced? Do you find yourself wondering about the how and why and what might happen next?
With love, and all emotions, we as humans tend to rush into the future wondering and hoping for the next phase or the next event.  Instead of being mindful of the present moment and savoring the joy of it, we overwhelm ourselves with anticipation and perhaps fear.  This fact can often lead to shortcomings in relationships, a loss of joy, much anxiety, and overall hopelessness instead of the peace of love and an abundance of smiles.
It’s imperative to stop, cherish the moment, be mindful of the love in our lives, and just let life be.  This is not a simple task, but with patience and perseverance, we can all accomplish mindfulness and experience the joy of true love.
 Details for the image above: SS 1/60 f3.5  ISO 2000
Which do you prefer – color, or black and white?

28 thoughts on “Mystery of Love

  1. With love, I’m thankful for the present and savor every moment; I also look back on love–again thankful–and savor the memories. The deep pink shade of a rose is my favorite.
    Beautiful post, Robyn.

  2. Stopping to cherish the moment … exactly!
    to take the time to look at what surrounds us. Your words speak truth and the photos are so pretty

  3. Beautiful images, Robyn. OK, love – and no, that’s not a Brit term of endearment >>> that’s what I’m going to start talking about! Yes, I’m grateful for the love I’ve received, who wouldn’t be??? – but I’m especially taken with your sentence “It’s imperative to stop, cherish the moment, be mindful of the love in our lives, and just let life be.”. Yes, absolutely, its good to stop and take stock of things, to stand back and see how things are, to be in and to be aware of being in “the now” – rather than always rushing onwards. I’m getting too old for all this rushing. You wouldn’t happen to have a cup of tea on you, would you?

    And the two pictures? The colour one wins it hands down for me. I very much like the way its taken off the horizontal, that adds masses to it, as do the relatively unobtrusive background and the way that sharp focus is not on the nearest petals to us – that works very well too. Colour is a huge component here, and its absence in the mono version is a vast minus. Adrian

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