Wednesday Vignettes: Transformation



“Sorrow prepares you for joy.

It violently sweeps everything out of your house,

so that new joy can find space to enter.

It shakes the yellow leaves

from the bough of your heart,

so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place.

It pulls up the rotten roots,

so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow.

Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart,

far better things will take their place.”


Jalaluddin Rumi




Photos by Woodland Gnome 2016



“When you become the image of your own imagination,
it’s the most powerful thing you could ever do.”

About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

2 responses to “Wednesday Vignettes: Transformation

  1. I enjoyed reading about sorrow preparing a place for joy. It does happen. I feel wiser and grateful for my newfound joys. Thank you for lovely photos too! Happy day to you from Portland!

    • Thank you, Lori, May you be well and happy. ❤ ❤ ❤ Happy Wednesday to you from Virginia 😉 I am excited to be headed your way next month for a visit with family. How I love landing in Portland!!!

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