Face the sun

Photo courtesy of ecolocalizer.com

“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.” —”Chris” in Calendar Girls, 2003

We have just had the most amazing Thanksgiving weekend. Sun. Warmth. More sun.

So easy to feel positive and thankful on a warm sunny day in October. But what about the rest of the time?

Calendar Girls used sunflowers as a metaphor for seeking the positive in life. They not only look like the sun (at least as we see it), but the big bright yellow heads of the flower follow the sun as it tracks across the sky each day. Helen Mirren’s character says, “I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that more trumpets life than the sunflower.”

As we head into winter, remember the sun and find the light, no matter how weak.

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About Arlene Somerton Smith

Writer, laughing thinker, miner of inspirational insights, sports fan, and community volunteer

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