Botanical Inspiration Day #31: Keep the flame of optimism always lit. In spite of its close-packed frame, even the young pinecone will open its petals in a warm home. Happy New Year!
“It is the formidable character of the species to routinely seek the improbable, the difficult, even the impossible, as a source of pleasure and self-justification. Who would try to write poems, or novels, or paint pictures unless he is an optimist?”
– Lionel Tiger, anthropologist