the guru planted the seed and then stared at the soil, waiting for the seed to sprout.
the tortoise said, “how long is this going to take? days? weeks? years?”
the sunflower said, “hello.”
the guru and the tortoise were stunned.
the sunflower said, “nice day, isn’t it?”
the tortoise said, “she isn’t going to provide much shade.”
the guru asked the sunflower, “do you know anything about the Goddess?”
the sunflower said, “no, but my good friend the moon does. when you speak with the moon, tell him that you are a friend of the sun, and he will speak with you.”
the guru thanked the sunflower.