Thursday, August 23, 2007

I Couldn't Bring Myself to Cut Them
(So I Took a Picture Instead)

Maude: I should like to change into a sunflower most of all. They're so tall and simple. What flower would you like to be?
Harold: I don't know. One of these, maybe.
Maude: Why do you say that?
Harold: Because they're all alike.
Maude: Oooh, but they're *not*. Look. See, some are smaller, some are fatter, some grow to the left, some to the right, some even have lost some petals. All *kinds* of observable differences. You see, Harold, I feel that much of the world's sorrow comes from people who are *this*,
[she points to a daisy]
Maude: yet allow themselves be treated as *that*
[she gestures to a field of daises]



***These aren't the flowers from Harold & Maude, but you get the idea.

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Winter said...

I love flowers, I'm the same way. Can't bring myself to cut or pick them if in the wild.

Beth said...

I love flowers. I love Harold and Maude. I'm very happy right now.

Unacademic Advisor said...

NIce shot, and nice sentiment. I really must see that film.

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Remember: Sheep go to Heaven. Goats go to Hell.
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Stacy said...

You have a cat named Harold too?

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

Stacy - I only have one cat right now, but I think in the future I may be a male kitten a couple years down the road. And, yep, I'll most likely name him Harold.