I love this quote! I found it last week when working on the processing of this photo of another simple teasel in a snowy landscape, and it reminded me of my high school teaching days. There were students who weren't the most attractive, or most intelligent, or even pleasant, but getting to know them over a period of time usually made a big difference, particularly as they moved into adulthood. The teasel is a spiky, drab-colored 'weed' but I am drawn to it with my camera -- over and over.
(In the editing, I used two of Kim Klassen's textures and one of Ruby Blossom's.)