Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

Delicate – delicate fabric, delicate flower, delicate touch, delicate feelings….

Delicate Neckline

Delicate

Delicate is not robust, but sensitive, tender, and can be easily damaged. Yet delicate butterflies are strong enough to travel miles and miles to their destination point.

Delicate is vulnerable and fragile. The joyful side of delicateness is its delight. But it also can have a whisper of darkness – a fear of destruction and even death.

Butterfly

Darkness & Fragility

Flower Girl

The flames of the candles that I arranged on my studio table are delicate and can be extinguished easily with a whisper of the wind—just like the lives of 20 children were extinguished with the deadly power of the gun in their school last Friday. Seven lives of adults where destroyed as easily. The fragility of life is no match for the power of a gun.

Candles 27

Tears like drops of water are delicate, but hold the vision of a powerful river if in numbers.

Chalice

Let our tears fall, again and again, not into the pool of forgetfulness and acceptance but into the river of change. Let them unite us in a powerful movement with determination to change.

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10 Comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate”

  1. jfb57 Says:

    What a wonderful collection of photos. So different but linked with the theme. Lovely post!

  2. Miljo Anne Says:

    beautiful selection of photos! thanks for sharing…

  3. Sebastian Says:

    Well put!

  4. Jade Jarvis Says:

    I like how you conveyed fabric as delicate. Great shot!


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