i couldn’t tell what to absorb today, when i brought these giant sunflower heads home from a roadside colony that i tracked all summer long. do i try to put their monstrous size in perspective? do i draw attention to the way that the folded head looks like a hillside? do i pull in close and show the mind-blowing geometry of the ranks of seeds and the empty sockets where the seeds have fallen? in the end i felt like a toddler trying to figure out which present to open, santa’s, mom and dad’s, or grandma and grandpa’s. so i just turned in circles, stamping my feet, and clenching and unclenching my hands.