“I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that more trumpets life than the sunflower. For me that’s because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that’s such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life.”
~ Helen Mirren
My oldest daughter found this gem hidden beside our parking spot as we prepared for our weekly journey into the grocery store. She stopped in her tracks, proclaiming its beauty and how sad it was to be hidden inside a grocery store parking lot.
I offered that it might not be so sad; that maybe she didn’t actually find the sunflower, but just maybe the sunflower found her. This flower has the ability to cause pause in someone’s day, allowing them a moment to reflect on its beautiful isolation and bewildering placement. For a moment, the busyness of life subsided, all to spend this moment with a flower who rose above its circumstances to make a difference to all who pass it by.
I mentioned for her to take a photo of it so that she could remember this unique opportunity. Inspiration is everywhere, you just have to open yourself up enough to let it find you.