THE STONE AND THE FLOWER
A stone is very strong, and just by the side of the rock is a FLOWER- very weak. But a flower has a power which no rock can ever have. The flower is certainly weak: in the morning it comes, by the evening it is gone. It is so transitory, it is so temporal, so momentary. But a flower has a power of a different dimension, of a different quality because it is so alive. In fact, it dies so soon because it lives so intensely. The very intensity of life in a flower exhausts it by evening. The rock goes on living because it lives so lukewarm. The life is not intense: very sluggish, lazy, sleepy. THE ROCK SLEEPS, THE FLOWER LIVES.