If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him.
― Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this flowering bush outside of a restaurant in Midlothian, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.