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Bee's Morning Flowers

Fl19Juli18 1 by wil1969 Fl19Juli18 1 :iconwil1969:wil1969 3 1 Summer in blue by Daykiney Summer in blue :icondaykiney:Daykiney 34 2 Rose by AgnessAngel Rose :iconagnessangel:AgnessAngel 3 2 Beautiful flowers by MamaMika Beautiful flowers :iconmamamika:MamaMika 17 2 Pink Flowers by ColorPast Pink Flowers :iconcolorpast:ColorPast 7 3 Aroma of a summer by Daykiney Aroma of a summer :icondaykiney:Daykiney 42 2 cadenza by Nimbue cadenza :iconnimbue:Nimbue 124 14 Rose by muydin1972 Rose :iconmuydin1972:muydin1972 2 3 berceuse by Nimbue berceuse :iconnimbue:Nimbue 85 9 Garden Rose 14 by kicia555 Garden Rose 14 :iconkicia555:kicia555 2 2 Rose by Brandy97 Rose :iconbrandy97:Brandy97 24 2 Red Lily by SweepingShadows Red Lily :iconsweepingshadows:SweepingShadows 5 0 Hyacinth(Blue) by RuiriosCreator Hyacinth(Blue) :iconruirioscreator:RuiriosCreator 4 1 Flower  by NefeshHope Flower :iconnefeshhope:NefeshHope 5 2 Blooming by HappinessKillingMe Blooming :iconhappinesskillingme:HappinessKillingMe 6 3 Rose by muydin1972 Rose :iconmuydin1972:muydin1972 2 3
For some time now I have been e-mailing my wife a flower photograph every morning as a small way of saying "I love you."

This morning I sent her your beautiful flower. This makes you a part of a love story that began in 1965. josephthomas.deviantart.com/ar…


This is where I have begun collecting the flowers.

Please Note!: I would like to mention to all those whose flowers I have sent that I do not actually download the image and attach it to my email, but rather copy and paste the link to the flower picture. Of the thousands of artists whose work I have sent, only a few -- a very few indeed, maybe three -- have expressed concern that I "used" their work without permission, but I respect their concerns. The flowers I choose for Bee do not go online and I never claim them as my own (in fact, I include the artist's name and deviantART URL in my emails).

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Here's the thing. Young people in despair terrify me. I feel that I have to do something, or say something, just to let them know that someone cares, and that maybe things will be all right. I am The Catcher in the Rye. I posted this in my journal a while back, and only Lee Anne understood. That's because Lee Anne was there when I talked Jenny out of suicide. The Catcher in the Rye is J.D. Salinger's book, of course, and this quote (by the young and emotionally troubled Holden) explains the title and also explains me:

"Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around - nobody big, I mean - except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be."

~J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
Image copyright © 2008 Diana Bryan

Current Residence: Georgia, U.S.A.
Occupation: 1st Assistant Cameraman (Focus Puller)
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Favourite cartoon character: Chihiro/Sen
Personal Quote: "Far be it from us to deny you the comfort and security of your own fears."

Young Love

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 8, 2015, 2:11 PM
I woke about an hour ago and lay beside my wife -- still sleeping, my arm across her body, her hand atop mine. If someone had been there to see us I guess he would have seen us as two people in their sixties, an old married couple, but it doesn't feel that way to me. I don't feel like a newlywed -- it's not like that either. There's a different kind of energy from that, but there is definitely an energy -- a sort of low frequency but powerful pulse, like a sound that is not heard but felt deep inside the chest.

Personal Quote

"Sometimes I feel like a band-aid on a heart attack."
-- Joseph Thomas 2011

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jenn-na-na Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Professional Photographer
thanks for the :+fav:
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archaeopat Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the fav!
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AnnaZLove Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the +fav:hug 
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GeaAusten Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Professional General Artist
Hello again... happy to see you are still a great romantic !
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IME54-ART Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018   General Artist
C1561d14-16ef-4a49-9759-7a3bb96fb351 by IME54-ART-ILONA  Thank you for the watch Joseph❤️
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