Speaking of connections, @jenniferl and @aurorac, yes, the heart shaped droplets in the center of leaves certainly caught my attention. Or should I say my attention sought them out :-). And it just struck me now that my full name itself has a special connection with the lotus – Sreedhar is one of the names for Lord Vishnu, but literally it means that which holds the Goddess Lakshmi – the lotus!
Jennifer, interesting you should quote from the Gita. I myself remember a line in it (don’t recall exactly which one) that basically says that this knowledge (of Consciousness being the Source) makes all other knowledge as good as known.