Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also.
Why give a sunflower instead of a rose? True, the red rose is traditional symbol of love, but the sunflower is the symbol of wrath, happiness, devotion, and longevity. Because of the way sunflowers Tuen their heads toward the sun, anyone who receives a sunflower knows that he or she is the center of the givers attention.
In the movie, “calender girls” Helen Mirren’s character explains…
”I don’t think there’s anything not his planet that more trumpets life than the sunflower. It’s called the sunflower, not because it looks like the sun, but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head of the sunflower tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. That’s such an admirable thing, not just in flowers, but in people—and such a beautiful lesson in life.”