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Harold and Maude is my favourite movie of all time. There is a scene where Maude asks Harold what kind of flower he would like to be. He points to a daisy and says, 'one of these'. 'Why?' Maude asks him. He replies, 'because they're all alike'. Maude is indignant. 'No they're not,' she tells him and begins to point out all the observable differences in the flowers - this one leans to the left, this one to the right, this one has lost a petal... and so on. It's one of many valuable lessons Harold learns from Maude.
I do love a simple daisy, but the simple elegance of the slightly quirky shape of the Australian flannel flower just gets me every time. And just like daisies - and people - they're all different, even if they all appear to be the same at first glance.
I think Maude would have loved them too.