One of the most profound but deeply simple and revealing understandings I received from Master Gardening was the concept and science that a plant only germinates, sprouts, grows, withstands storms, bounces back after being pelleted by rain, survives the swaying of the wind and basks in the sun in order to do one thing and one thing only: reproduce.
A plant propagates and multiplies itself by seed from inside a flower or fruit, spores, via runners and roots or bulb cloning. Its sole purpose is to make more of itself.
It made me realize it’s what life is all about, what life does, what nature seeks. It’s about being the best, strongest or adaptable specimen in order to proliferate and continue evolution.
This blew my mind. It still does.