When viewed up close, this Hibiscus becomes another thing altogether. We miss the greenery, the stamen is out of the picture, it is a swirl of colors inviting your eye to the center.
Much like life. When we focus too closely on just one aspect of things, we lose the bigger picture. We become all about our own, specialized niche and forget that "all God's critters got a place in the choir!" To quote a silly song. And as lovely, and beautiful, and ethereal the view up close is, it is only part of the picture.
but see the stem!
quiet and solid support
Hibiscus, Photo by Terri Stewart