Ready to bloom again?
It was a tale as old as time. A tale that was stuck in a bubble of time.
Time was standing still but the rose petals fell.
Each time a petal fell, Belle got older and with each petal that fell, a bud appeared in its place, ready to bloom again. And so it went on, this tale as old as time.
And did Belle retain her youthful looks and beauty, like all good fairytales should?
Well, yes and no. Inside, she was ageing, like a withered rose. Outside not a wrinkle appeared.
Eternal youth was not blooming all over this beauty.
But what would happen to the rose petals when the body gave up? Would it continue to bloom? Or would it recognise that beauty of knowing when to also give up and stand still in time?
Time would tell.
By Carol Cameleon 2017 ©
Inspired by the rose inside the glass dome in Beauty and the Beast.