#HAWMC: Blossom Expectation

health activism, patient engagement
Blossom expectation, originally uploaded by Vangelis Bagiatis.

This post continues the month-long series called the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge (#HAWMC) created by WEGO Health. Today’s writing prompt: Ekphrasis Post. Go to flickr.com/explore and write a post inspired by the image. Can you link it to your health focus?

I must admit, the fact that this photograph was titled provided a little bit of bias and prompted specifically what type of correlation I would draw. But, it is such a wonderful capture who cares about the bias. These flowers are on the verge of blossoming and this is a common but apt metaphor for our health and our lives. (That is one of the reasons this blog is named–enBloom, but i digress.) I know all too well, violence steals lives often just before they have the chance to fully blossom, if you will. Homicide is the second greatest cause of death for 10-24 year olds. These are families destroyed and life milestones that will never come to pass. What a great loss of so much human potential.

Read what other health activists were inspired to write from this and other Flickr Explore photos at the WEGO Health Facebook Page.


What do you say?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

  • Preview The Book

    Visit the website for the book III GIFTS.

  • In The News

    The Herald-Sun presented a large feature of III Gifts poems and photographs to kick off National Donate Life Month. It included the articles, A Living Tribute and Love of Arts... providing a comprehensive and personal perspective of organ donation. Cliff Bellamy, Book & Entertainment Editor described the book as "very insightful." Click through the links and be sure to check them out.

%d bloggers like this: