Sunflowers are one of my all-time favorite flowers… and Calendar Girls is one of my favorite movies. There’s a scene in the movie in which Helen Mirren’s character is talking about her friend’s love of sunflowers and why. This quote has stayed with me for years. And it’s one of the many reasons why I also love sunflowers.
Here’s the quote from the movie in case you can’t read it on my sketch –
“I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that more trumpets life than the sunflower. For me that’s because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. 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.”