Photo by Eric Axene

"In April we cannot see sunflowers in France, so we say the sunflowers do not exist. But the local farmers have already planted thousands of seeds and when they look at the bare hills they may be able to see the sunflowers already. The sunflowers are there. They lack only the conditions of sun, heat, rain, and July. Just because we cannot see them does not mean they do not exist."

Thich Nhat Hanh
Vietnamese Monk, Author and Peace Activist

1 comment:

Julia on the Mesa said...

The sunflowers are beginning to sprout on the side of the road into Bolinas. You know where I mean? Across and down the lane from the little Church. By August there will be a wall of sunflowers. Your post made me appreciate them all the more.