Is it a waste of money to buy flowers? An extravagance?
We buy them pretty frequently, whether at the grocery store or at one of the bucket shops in our vicinity. My husband likes them, and I enjoy making the arrangements. I used to have a garden, where I could grow and enjoy flowers; now, I do not.
I arranged these flowers the other day. I’m with the Japanese in thinking that flower arranging is all about the ephemeral nature of life. The arrangement by its nature is a tribute to beauty and its brevity, and that is what makes the effort itself worthwhile.