And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. —Anaïs Nin

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And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.


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Anonymous JULY 9, 2018

Scott FEBRUARY 24, 2016
Time to blossom!

Patty from Houston Texas  FEBRUARY 24, 2016
That day has arrived ! Fully vegan life now!

Anonymous FEBRUARY 23, 2016
This was the saying in a framed art print that I gave to Billy when we had been dating a few months...It hung in our home of 30+ years until I moved...<3

Nancy FEBRUARY 23, 2016
I encourage everybody to take the chance and blossom.... it is the greatest feeling in the world!

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