|© C.L.R. 2014|
The daisy is my favourite flower. It is a simple and modest flower. It is a mixture of contradictions as well, with strength and sturdiness, standing independent and tall. The many petals representing so many facets of a personality and yet, hidden beneath are rows of yet to be discovered unknown faces.
I heard somewhere, years ago, that the daisy was too proud, always trying to ‘show up’ among other flora. So the Great Spirit sent the daisy out alone in meadows and obscure places to flourish. Ah, but the daisy still did.
I think it was not that the daisy wanted to show off its beauty but rather to show off its durability, its strength and tenacity. The determination required to flourish even out in vacant fields facing all sorts of weather…tells me that is a strong personality.
Alas, where there is strength, there is an expectation that is will last forever…it wanes with time, with age. The stems are no longer as sturdy to carry the flower and the petals start to wilt, slowly falling one by one…the daisy needs a rod or staff on which to lean. Will this proud stubborn daisy ever ask for support ?
reaching for the sky
Mother Nature’s cruel wit
no staff in sight, finally
The price of humility is mindfulness leaning for acceptance.
levée vers le ciel
esprit cruel, mère nature
aucun soutien, enfin
© Tournesol '14
Aham is a Hindu word for ego or pride.