Some flowers are more beautiful in their afterlife. The colour fades from once vibrant to a pleasant earthly shade and the pungency dulls as the flesh dries. The flowers have been purposefully hung upside down to dry or have been neglectfully forgotten in a cup or vase. The skeletal remains to be found on the floor or scattered on a table. Why should anyone discard of these little reminders of a life once lived? Cleaning them up and throwing them away, like raking leaves in the fall, only gives the appearance of order. But the mind and her thought is never clear until we accept that no matter where we put them, in the garbage or in the dump, wherever, they will return to the earth regardless of our hand. The wilted mushy stem or leaf gives new life, new colour, a new pungency, so just watch her and be with her. Take what you can to remember her glory in life and in death. Honour her by giving her a new life by showing her what she meant to you.