The forced Hyacinth bulbs from my post 14 Dec 2021

You my brothers and sisters, were called to be free…serve one another humbly in love.

Galatians 5 : 13z
Stunted but purple so deep that you can look into it against vibrant green. A contrast to appreciate.
So clearly struggling to open its petals in shades of delicate pink. These too are in contrast with the cupped pale green leaves.

“The practice of love offers no place of safety. We risk loss, hurt, pain. We risk being acted upon by force outside our control.”

The same author says ” Living simply makes loving simple.”

Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions

An attempt to achieve the good by force is like an attempt to provide a man with a picture gallery at the price of cutting out his eyes.

Ayn Rand

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

Albert Einstein

2 thoughts on “The forced Hyacinth bulbs from my post 14 Dec 2021

  1. Force vs freedom. A very thought provoking post.
    I’ve always wanted to grow hyacinths – the forced way😝. I think they’d get eaten by something if I planted them in the garden.


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