The Interdependence of Life

"To exist, a flower needs the sun, clouds, rain, earth, minerals, maybe even a gardener. Many non-flower elements come together to help the flower manifest itself, and if we remove these elements, there is no flower left."

- an excerpt adapted from
Awakening My Heart
by Andrea Miller

What a beautiful thought, this idea that the delicate fragrance of flowers springs from forces that we often forget about. 

When we taste the sweet yellow flesh of mangoes or sip from a cup of honeyed water, do we remember how they came about? Do we recall the light pulsing through the veins of a tree and bees hurdling from blossom to blossom?

It'll be wonderful to look at a spring of orchids, and imagine them as the children of earth, water, air, sunlight and moonshine.