Where Beauty is Born (Five Minute Friday-“Bloom”)


July 18, 2014 by Beth Hess

sproutIt’s the sprout that has my attention. A sudden sign of life where none existed yesterday. So much unseen effort to reach the surface.

Death. Decay. Being cracked wide open. Seeking a source to temper the thirst. Growing down and deep. Darkness.

Breaking through the dirt — the weightiness of all the Earth — to view its first light.

And once the light has been reached, it will continue to grow. Taller and deeper simultaneously.

The bloom will come in time. It will be celebrated and photographed and honored and lauded as true beauty.

And rightly it will be so.

But the bloom is born below the surface. Where all real beauty begins.


 Join the 5-minute movement at 5-Minute Friday. A new word each week. Set your timer for 5 minutes and just write. No stopping. No editing. Only 5 minutes. Just my style!

One thought on “Where Beauty is Born (Five Minute Friday-“Bloom”)

  1. […] Yet I will praise. Not praise when it all gets better. Not I can’t wait to praise the ultimate victory. Not, I will praise in the sunshine or when the flower blooms. […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: