Who doesn’t love fresh flowers? I also love not-so-fresh flowers. As a flower loses freshness, bright colors change and become beautiful color palettes that are just as interesting and wonderful as the fresh ones. They are just a little harder to notice and study. Next time you have fresh flowers in your vase, let them sit a little longer and watch the colors change 'til the flower simply shrivels up.
It helps me remember that I am as colorful as I was when I was younger, but that change is inevitable. It reminds me of time and how important it is to do everything we can to enjoy beauty as it passes by.