A flower is receptive to everything in its environment: nature, light, the sun’s rays, the wind, and so on. It has an unavoidable effect on everything in its vicinity. It exudes a sense of exhilaration and awe. It is impartial: it makes no distinctions. Everyone can appreciate its beauty and fragrance without fear of being wrong. It is fair and consistent for everyone. There is no discrimination, or anything. It is generous in how it bestows the mystical beauty and the very essence of Nature without reservation or constraint. It gives up all for our enjoyment, even its life, in order to express the beauty and mystery of the things gathered within. And then there’s kindness: it’s soft, it’s lovely, it’s near to us, it’s loving. We are filled with excitement by its presence. It is perpetually upbeat and joyful.