Wednesday, May 28, 2008

a lesson from the dandelion:

death is the precondition of rebirth
(or, spring must fade to make way for the brightness of summer)






















photo taken at Provo High School soccer fields, Sunday 25 May 2008

3 comments:

Chris said...

aeso is there a precondition of just plain ol' birth that has anything to do with the dandelion? because even thought I have tecnicallly been "born" already I am still waiting for my life to start...maybe I am stuck in some preconditioned state or my precondition was not suffiecient to prepare me for this condition...I hope that my dandelion is more conditioned now for death and then rebirth than it was for my birth

rantipoler said...

I love this picture. It reminds me of Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine, which everyone should read because it's fabulous.

emily said...

Thanks A-L. It's nice to get a compliment from someone else to supplement my own patting myself on the back! And thanks for the book recommendation, I'll have to check it out. I remember really enjoying Fahrenheit 451, though it was a million years ago, so I'm fuzzy on the details. I should read that one again...

And Chris, well, I'll have to mull that over a bit and we'll talk about it later. It's intriguing. As for your first question, sure the dandelion has to be born before it can die and give rise to new birth, but without time-lapse photography with several weeks' duration, I couldn't capture that all at once. As for the general gist of the rest of your comment, yeah. I know what you mean.