This weeks flowers are more than just flowers, they somehow also stand for what I’m learning right now.
This week, irises.
“Irises are delicate flowers, and have one of the shortest cut flower vase lives at just 3-6 days.” Source Which I know, so I’m not sure what attracted me to them this week, especially since these weren’t in peak when I bought them.
But as they’ve been dying, I’ve been seeing their beauty everywhere.
There’s beauty in the way they shrivel at the edges,
And how they become transparent.
They still have bright spots though.
So, so delicate.
There’s a dignity about them as they fade.
They don’t bend at the stems like tulips, or drop their petals like roses.
Instead, they just seem to curl up on themselves.
They say that as we age, we revert to infancy in so many ways,
Which is degrading to think about,
But it doesn’t mean it can’t be done with dignity,
As long as you can open your eyes to the beauty.
“Life is an unanswered question, but let’s still believe in the dignity and importance of the question.” Tennessee Williams
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