My husband was sick on Valentine’s Day so I decided to take my oldest son with me to the store to pick out dessert and flowers. He picked up this stem of Star Gazer lilies first, I almost said no. They are so bold and intense, not really my preferred flower.
I brought the bouquet into the light this morning and found a delicate wonderland waiting when I looked closer. I was thinking of my son as I was taking these photographs, how he simply thinks he is deserving of such boldness. Where I step away from the spotlight, finding the softer light more appealing he doesn’t feel right unless the light is bright and directly focused on him. It is who he is and I love knowing that I can find the softness in that bright light if I look close enough.