Flower power

Flower power

If you’ve visited our office, you’ve probably noticed some large potted plants across from the second-floor elevator. The plant farthest from the window – and from sunlight, therefore – is a peace lily.

I’ve just noticed that its flower is straining beyond its pot – and farther than the other plants blocking it – for the light.

A flower is too fragile to hold a weighty lesson, but it’s a useful reminder that we must push ourselves past our limits and strive for the light – and, of course, a secondary lesson, inasmuch as the plant’s name contains the word peace, is to push beyond our limits to strive for peace.