Prompt: “The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” – Mulan True or false? When do you bloom best?
I bloom as an advocate when I get really ticked off. I write, I take action, I do something about my emotions and pour them into constructive things.
As a person, I think I bloom in various ways. Some might say that I’m best when pushed and taken advantage of. I get things done. I know how to get my point across, to make things right, to accomplish something, to create my reality… to fix other people’s issues, and to be an attack dog, without annoying anyone. My voice is strong, I make lists before I attempt to go “get ‘em”
I never understood what adversity meant. Perhaps, I still don’t. ‘cause with all of the crap that’s been thrown at me, I’m still standing (most of the time) And yet people say I’m so brave, or they couldn’t get through all of that. Well, screw that.
What else can you do if adversity doesn’t make you bloom in some way? Be it learning that you do have artistic potential, and can draw the pain you feel, or taking the pain and channeling it into a letter to a legislator. Or starting an organization to find other potential bloomers?
Do I bloom in throwing a short pity party? Is that a form of blooming- as to not lose it completely?
And as the flowers bloom outside my window, I’m constantly reminded that in the literal sense, blooms produce pollen. So, a step forward, step back may not be completely weird after all. Maybe blooming has to be done with moderation, as to not trigger histamine receptors, and toss all of my spoons in the air.
Just a weird post, yes?