For about 18 months, the mystery of the antique bed had gone unsolved. I thought of several ways to put its pieces together, but my ideas all involved drilling holes. I kept buying hardware, spending a small fortune. I knew the pieces of the bed were meant to fit together, but what was missing? More
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.