Blossom: Schopenhauer


I found a flower, admired its beauty and exclaimed:

‘All this, as in so many others, blossoms and dies unappreciated, indeed unseen by any eye.’

But the flower answered:

‘You fool! Do you think I bloom in order to be noticed?’

Schopenhauer 1788-1860

The illustration is copyright: Andrii Muzyka via Shutterstock

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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6 Responses to Blossom: Schopenhauer

  1. “The sommers flowre is to the sommer sweet
    Though to itselfe, it onely liue and die”

    Sonnet 94

  2. socialbridge says:

    What a profound post! I wonder how significant ‘self awareness’ is to the flower.

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