I've just read this lovely post from 13mimosa -http://13mimosa.blogspot.com/2009/06/poppy.html - and it got me thinking rather laterally about how much like plants we humans are - or could be. There's a lot of love, accolade and admiration to be found for the "fresh...(and)...tall" and, I would add, beautiful. But not always the same sentiment for the "droopy" and the "twisty", "taking up more space" with their problems, imperfections or differentness. In point of fact, here are my orchids, still keeping on, losing some petals, losing some buds, but still keeping on.
PS Thanks 13mimosa for getting me thinking, and for reminding me of why the blogosphere is often a very interesting place to be.