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.