by Rachel Peden
Rachel Peden was a famous environmentalist, newspaper columnist, and author. Peden had a profound appreciation for the minutia in the natural world, and she was hilarious. She wrote,
The serene philosophy of the pink rose is steadying. Its fragrant, delicate petals open fully and are ready to fall, without regret or disillusion, after only a day in the sun. It is so every summer. One can almost hear their pink, fragrant murmur as they settle down upon the grass: 'Summer, summer, it will always be summer.'