I buy cut flowers at the grocery store from time to time. I’m sure that the person who rings me up thinks I’m buying them for a girlfriend or a wife, but I’m currently unattached. I buy them for myself.
The Japanese have raised flower arranging to an art form. I think of it every time I place the flowers one by one into a vase. I aspire to beauty, but I have no idea what I’m doing. I just go about it quietly and mindfully. That’s the whole point, really – I buy flowers for myself when I need a little inner peace. Sometimes I stay in that place by photographing them, moving in close, looking for a beautiful composition. Such was the case this day. I leave it to you to decide whether I succeeded.