When you hear the word bloom, I think more literal imagery comes to mind for most people. If you dive deeper, it’s interesting to consider that when a flower blooms, the bloom is the culmination of an entire process. It’s a process that depends on a series of complicated biological functions whose result we only see at the end as we admire the beauty of a flower. When you accomplish something, whether large or small, it is the result of hard work. Sometimes, that hard work is within yourself, if you’ve overcome an emotional hurdle, for instance. Sometimes it is a more tangible success, like a good grade or a promotion. While people see and admire the result, they might not always see the hard work that came before the bloom. If that is the case, I think the work you do still has meaning. There is still beauty in the labor and process, even if you are the only one who sees it.
As a part of the blog tour for This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills, I chose this adventure blooms as my art theme.
This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
Published by Macmillan on October 4, 2016
Genres: Young Adult
Sloane isn't expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida—especially not a group of friends so intense, so in love, so all-consuming. Yet that's exactly what happens.
Sloane becomes closest to Vera, a social-media star who lights up any room, and Gabe, Vera's twin brother and the most serious person Sloane's ever met. When a beloved painting by the twins' late mother goes missing, Sloane takes on the responsibility of tracking it down, a journey that takes her across state lines—and ever deeper into the twins' lives.
Filled with intense and important friendships, a wonderful warts-and-all family, shiveringly good romantic developments, and sharp, witty dialogue, this story is about finding the people you never knew you needed