A rose, beautiful and sweet. Its petals are soft, velvet to the touch. They bloom with hints of innocence and hope, love and grace. They bloom with purpose; a force that cannot be withheld. Yet, as with all things, beauty will fade, innocence will end in guilt, and hope will drift far beyond our reach. Strength however, will outlast it all.
Strength. The ability to withstand a great force; resiliency; courage.
She is the embodiment of strength. Like a rose, she pushes through the darkness to reach the light. She is focused and determined; dreaming of tomorrow. For what is to come, she will be brave.
Original artwork: Roses de Lavande
Stacey Celestino Harris, 2017, oil on canvas, 17 x 36