Forgiveness has nothing to do with absolving a criminal of his crime. It has everything to do with relieving oneself of the burden of being a victim–letting go of the pain and transforming oneself from victim to survivor.
― C.R. Strahan
Below is the original photo used to create this image. It turns out you don’t have to make a special trip to a botanical garden to see lovely flowers, just go to your local Home Depot. There were so many lovelies, it was hard to focus in on just a few blooms, so you’ll probably see more of these in future posts. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.