Thank you for the thought Erik Smith :)
Perhaps the need to open is not the answer for this piece? rather, the pondering state as to what characteristics one may hold similar to the many flowers? it is really thought-provoking though! I love this. (swirls of verse in my mind).
What a lovely revisit of your happy childhood memories :)
I recently visited Amsterdam, would have loved to step out of the dam to see more of the Netherlands, sadly it was a really short visit.
Which flower are you?