Monday, January 21, 2008

Memento Vivere

the first sunflower I planted

"[...] 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 it's 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 as Chris Harper reading a note of John Clarke (John Alderton)
in Calendar Girls (2003)


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