Life is fragile but that fragility is what makes it so precious.

For Now

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

13 thoughts on “Fragility”

  1. Beautiful flower Jean. Fragility is situationally defined. Notice that as fragile as the flower is, the plant is growing from a solid rock face – a serious act of survival and strength. As an example of the fragility /strength combination check out a simple dinner plate. If you turn it at 90 degrees to the table so the edge points towards the floor and strike it on that edge against the table top, it will be very strong and hard to break. If you then turn it back so it is flat as it would be if used, and strike it with the same force on the table , it will be weak and shatter. And so it is with all living things – whenever you find fragility, look again and you will also find strength.

    Great picture and post Jean.

  2. Isn’t it just. Since I know and understand fully life can change in a heartbeat I embrace it more and yet I also risk more in a bid to really live to the full.

          1. Lots and lots , was feeling sorry for myself as we’d had phone call from one of sons , stuff needed sorting and I was miffed because we came away to get away from hassle. Feeling better today …. Sorry 🤗

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