Oh no.... I'm not talking about the wool! It's life at times... it gets ugly when you have to make tough decisions. When our health, our pets health and the ravages of age and things beyond our control seem to peck away at us. Recently our little dog Max lost his hearing. So now we have one deaf dog and one diabetic dog. I think Max may have some other issues as well. Our dogs are eleven years old. So I suppose there will be some ugly things to deal with in the future.
Some tough decisions had to be made concerning my business here in the studio.
Not pretty... but they had to be made.
The important thing to remember when the uglies start to invade and you are trying like heck to fight them off... the beauty is there. The sun will eventually peek through and shed light, warmth and understanding.
A few years ago I received a slip of what we've always thought to be a Christmas Cactus from my mom. The plant my mom has is gigantic. Mom named it Fern because the lady she got the plant from years ago was named Fern. Mine has grown considerably over the years despite neglect and forgetting to water the ugly thing. Oh talk about ugly... I think this is one ugly plant! Except when she decides to bloom. As you can see in the photo below... Fern Jr. is loaded with buds this year. I do believe she prefers to bloom around Easter as she only had a few blossoms at Christmas. Easter must be her favorite time of year.
I tend to forgive and over- look her ugliness when she is loaded with these lovely pink flowers.
I think life is much the same when the ugly comes around looking for a place to camp. If we forgive, look for the beauty in things and wait for the blossoms... it makes for a much easier trip.