“It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.”
~ Andy Rooney
These are the strangest tulips. They were treated the same as all the other tulips I’ve had: I snipped a bit off the end of the stems, cut a tiny slit into the stem right below the flower to prevent them from flopping over (a trick I learned from my sister-in-love), and then put them in water.
They never opened any further. Instead, they gradually turned to a papery consistently, that’s not without its own charm, but certainly not like any other tulip I’ve seen.
There’s a metaphor there.
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Today promises to be sunny and beautiful. My health issue is improving and I plan to spend a good portion of the day outside tending to things in the yard and down at the community garden. I woke feeling disconnected so need to remedy that this week too.
What are your plans for the week?