An exploration of scarring thorns, the moments when healing buds, and the remarkable fruits of our blossoming. Growth is ugly beautiful. It can take you to far destinations outside of and inside yourself. It is often deeply spiritual. The Exquisite Pain of Flowering takes you along that path within the context of relationships-where healing often takes place. The personal and interpersonal revelations of our journeys may even root out our purpose and calling every step of the way. There are no wasted tears, for even they are part of the stories we tell of how we bloomed.