Alexander McQueen used fresh flowers to adorn dresses in his 2007 show, Sarabande, stating, "Things rot. It was all about decay. I used flowers because they die." To pour one self into the complicated making of something with a brief existence is something we humans do over and over again. People commit their lives to making a mark, leaving something behind, but after a time most of us leave nothing behind. Glory fades quickly in a time of abundance. The world echoes with the intangible. There are flower festivals all over the world that showcase this. Extravagant decorations are made, years, months, days are involved in the planning and actualization of a vision that is briefly reveled in and then disappears. I often wonder about what happens to the floats from the rose bowl parade after the festivities are over. I think they are unceremoniously dismantled, slipping back toward the earth. Maybe it is all a metaphor for our own lives.
Any which way it is a glorious opportunity to be here amongst the flowers. To behold the abundant beauty, to create, share and celebrate it with all the many creatures on the planet. I am filled with gratitude and an armload of flowers extended your way.