I learned a lesson from an iris in the rain.

May 16, 2017


I had a moment with this iris today. I had a moment where I understood something I hadn’t understood before. She showed me there is a way to be rumpled and beautiful, to curl inward and still be a support to others, to create one’s own shelter and be open to the rain, be open to life. She told me it’s okay to let my heart break all the way, and even to let the fragments fall in public.


square of carrieCarrie Klassen writes about (and sometimes photographs) things she finds beautiful. She ghost-writes for thoughtful people with something important to say at PinkElephantCreative.com, teaches writing for small business at PinkElephantAcademy.com, and she shares her own words at CarrieKlassen.com. Carrie is currently working on a series of personal essays.


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