These beauties have been brightening my kitchen this week.
Last Saturday Sam brought me roses from his mom's garden after he mowed her lawn,
and then later that day I held my piano recital and my students showered me with flowers and cards.
I've often heard the argument that it's pointless to spend money on flowers bouquets
because they will just die.
To that I ask...
-would you say the same thing about getting a pet? It's pointless because it will just die?
-would you argue that you shouldn't spend money on a vacation because you will just have to come home?
-would you say that you shouldn't enjoy a meal at a favorite restaurant because it will just be eaten?
To me, the beauty of flowers is not about how long they will last...
it's about the enjoyment and beauty they bring to my home during their short lives.
And then I get to rejoice in the memory of them
and appreciate the sentiments of the giver that accompanied them.