Legend has it that in the earliest of times there were days when the sun's splendor was so fierce that it was impossible to gaze directly upon it. Seeing a problem, the Forces That Be gathered together and decided that a uniquely special vessel was needed to capture this overwhelming beauty. To sequester it safely so that its intensity couldn't damage those who might come to gaze upon it.
And the perfect form for this vessel was created: the sunflower. Magical blossoms that drink in the sun's golden rays and release them gently in a measured dose that can be admired by all.
And this is why we find sunflowers so enchanting. They hold the magic of the heavens.