On my way out of the village a couple of days ago I was surprised to see this sunflower flourishing beside the autumnal vines. A sunflower? At this time of year? In the vineyard? And there it is standing tall, face turned to the south, basking in the november sunlight.
The vines are all turning golden and I’m photographing them quite a lot just now, but it was the uniqueness of this sunflower that made me pull over, get out of the car, and take these photos.
I think that’s why we are all here.
Seems like the universe has taken almost fourteen billion years to go from the time before even only hydrogen atoms existed to the rich diverse complexity of life on planet Earth as we experience it today. In the course of that journey there’s been a constant trajectory towards ever greater uniqueness. No two living organisms are identical, and every living organism changes constantly throughout its life.
I think there is one thing we can all do – fully express our uniqueness.
Nobody else can do it for us.