Before you can live a part of you has to die. You have to let go of what could have been, how you should have acted and what you wish you would have said differently. You have to accept that you can’t change the past experiences, opinions of others at that moment in time or outcomes from their choices or yours. When you finally recognize that truth then you will understand the true meaning of forgiveness of yourself and others. From this point you will finally be free.
― Shannon Alder
Below is the original photo used to create this image. I happened upon these lovelies during a walk through my neighborhood, and since I can’t resist anything purple… No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.