EARNEST THINGS I JUST LEARNED ABOUT PEONIES

I just did a meditation in a field of peonies
  1. They are totally unselfconscious about being the most show stopping of all flowers
  2. They just want to be useful - spread seed, CO2, pollen, etc.
  3. Not trying to be special or separate, effortlessly individual in every cell
  4. Only one part of them explodes - the rest is modest, ordinary, but even more essential, gathering nutrients for the colorful explosions. Note to self: how does this reflect my career. Ponder.
  5. Simultaneously proud spirits and humble fellows