by Frank Cusack
Some people think it’s morbid or just weird, taking pictures of dying flowers. Until now, I never really thought about why. I just was drawn to them. Maybe it’s because I would not be destroying their beauty by taking them out of water and putting them under lights, or on a scanner.
Consider the life of a flower. Growth, bud, flower, decay, gone. Even though the flowering part is the shortest time in the cycle it is usually the most celebrated. That’s why we like it best. It’s in its prime. A blooming flower is indeed wonderful, but the journey before and after makes me consider the potential beauty as well as reflective endings. I like to celebrate those as well.
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