This is a stand alone piece, its around 300 words in total.
The flowers, bright yellow with specks of white, amber and scarlet on the delicate petals, sway in the breeze. These flowers symbolise the history, the changes of the country and the nation as a whole, they provide hope. The flowers can be found individually or in large masses, spreading for miles along the cliff edges, the woodlands. They sway, even if there is no breeze. They sway to follow the sun’s rays, they sway to survive. The flowers remind the population that everything changes, everything moves on and evolves. The population evolves to survive, they evolve because they must. The yellow speckled flowers remain the same, the same as they were centuries ago. They will remain the same for centuries to come, fixed in time.
Every flower is different, each coloured speck on the yellow petals is individual, and a single flower has no twin. They are individual, yet they move as one as they sway in the sunlight. The flowers mirror the lives of the population, they too are individuals but exist as one. Communication between the flowers, between the people is silent. No words are needed. Either by eye contact or swaying gently from side the side, messages can be sent and received and shared. There is a universal sense of understanding, of mutual respect, of contentment.
The flowers, with their delicate yellow specked petals, they tell the story of the nation. Of what was, what is and what is yet to come. This is the way things have always been and will be for centuries to come. The population will evolve, they will live and they will die. The flowers remain, scattered along paths and around trees. As if they are frozen, they stay the same, whilst the nation changes around them. The flowers remain.