|Rosemary in our coastal front yard garden, mandala by Kevin Songer|
Many times we are told survival of the fittest involves the concept of 'eat or be eaten'; trample on your competition, subdue your enemies, just be a general, overall jerk.
What I've learned from nature and years of botany work is another maxim. Wildflowers teach bootstrap through beauty and quid pro quo.
|Organic produce from Judy's garden|
|Chopping okra for tuna burgers|
|Zest for tuna burgers|
|Slow organic cooking, tuna burgers ready to be made into patties|
|Plant Quid Pro Quo, tuna burgers on the grill|
In other words, it really is easier to catch flies with honey than with vinegar.
Wouldn't the world be an awesome place if, like most wildflowers, humans had evolved into life beings who practiced 'quid pulchrun pro quo'.
Nothing earth shattering, just a wildflower observation for Sunday morning.
'Betterment Through Beauty', I like it.