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 JANUARY 30, 2019
Loved this then love it now.

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

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