a little background behind my url:
I worked in a greenhouse over the summer and cranesbill geraniums were so rare in the respect that they were shade tolerant (able to survive darker days, resilient, strong) and perennial (they come back, return, continue to bloom every spring).
Not that being shade tolerant and perennial is all that rare (lots of ferns are like this!) but they still have this beautiful, vibrant bloom. A delicate, iridescent fan of petals. Everyday I would water the cranesbill geraniums, deadhead them, talk to them, care for them.
I admire them, strive to be like them. Strong and powerful yet still beautiful and gentle.