How do you convey the speed and completeness of a fast unfolding plan?  I enjoyed this image of a Japanese paper flower in a glass of water unfurling its petals with ease and precision.

May all your plans unfold so.

‘A plan unfolded with the speed and the completeness of a Japanese paper flower in a tumbler.’


Source: Patrick Leigh Fermor, A Time of Gifts: On foot to Constantinople: from the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube (London: Penguin Books, 1977), p. 20

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