Monday, September 14, 2009

How to be as beautiful as a flower


How to be as beautiful as a flower in four easy steps:

  1. Blossom by day; sleep by night.
  2. Pollinate profusely.
  3. Eat organic.
  4. If you get picked, practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.

14 comments:

Delwyn said...

Hi Dan
here's another for you:

keep your face to the sun

and another:

bend and bow with the breeze

Lovely Dan...

Sarah Lulu said...

hahaha I love it!!!

steven said...

hi dan, here's another - provide nourishment to those who need it - without condition. lovely! steven

Pauline said...

Love the list - and the one you posted in a comment at Reya's blog as well. Both duly copied and posted to the fridge so I don't forget.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Dan: Coming here is "beautiful as a flower", and you certainly appear to meet the criteria (don't know if you are eating organic like the flower, though) ;)

I know the flower in me will always leave here feeling "watered" and refreshed.

Margaret Pangert said...

Very positive description. It could also be said that flowers and animals have something of a hard life? But they live it to the best and fullest they can.

Dan Gurney said...

Delwyn, what I wrote was no more beautiful than what you added in the comment. Thank You!!

Dan Gurney said...

Sarah Lulu, you're a flower in my garden, too.

Dan Gurney said...

Steven, yes...to provide nourishment could be thought of as a random act of kindness and a sensible act of beauty.

Dan Gurney said...

Pauline, thanks. That list on Reya's blog was from Richard Brautigan. I can't take credit except for running across it.

Dan Gurney said...

Hi, Bonnie. Same here. I love your blog and it's something I look forward to each day. I do eat organic as much as possible. More than that: I try to eat LOCAL organic as much as possible. I'm happiest when it comes out of my own garden or from my school's or neighbor's garden. Failing that, I like to know the farmer who grew my food.
God knows, I don't achieve that 100% but I try.

Dan Gurney said...

I imagine plants are full of joy, at least until the lumberjacks arrive.

Dan Gurney said...

Margaret, as to animals...here in the US we are committing (to my mind) terrible crimes to animals in our CAFOs. I simply refuse to take part, economically speaking, in animal food as practiced in our society. That said, I'm not a vegetarian, and will willingly partake of animal-based foods offered to me if I can be assured that the animals did not suffer their whole lives.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I like your post and the flower photograph. I wanted to thank you for the comment you left on my Abe Lincoln Blogs about the drawing of the cow done on scratchboard.