“Any belief worth embracing should be able to stand up to scrutiny. If not, it’s time to release it; let it go.” 
― Laurie Buchanan, PhD

I struggled with a quote of this simple image of a Queen Anne’s Lace seed head emerging from its winter tomb.

Then, the image reminded me of a rather painful time in my recent past. One I won’t get into in this forum, but one that caused me to really reflect on what was important in my life, and I came to realize that some of the people and events of the past five or so years had no bearing on my future. They ‘entombed’ me in a sort of stasis as well. Yet, through the outlet of my photography, family, and true friends, I too was able to weather it out, relatively unscathed, much like this seed head.

If I came across it in a meadow, without knowing it had been fully encased in ice, I would not know its full story.

I love the simplicity of the image, yet it triggers such complex thoughts and emotions.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 140mm
1/125 sec, f/5.6 ISO 250

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9 Comments on ““Released”

  1. I can see what you mean in the representation of this photo. Thanks for sharing that insight. It give me a whole new perspective as I admire this piece of your work. 🙂

  2. “If I came across it in a meadow, without knowing it had been fully encased in ice, I would not know its full story.”
    Confucius could not have said it better.
    It’s an important life lesson to learn how this applies to everyone (and everything) we meet.

    Seek peace,


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