One stem of my Valentine's bouquet wilted. When i looked closely, i saw that the stem had mildew.
Sigh. One stem of daisies became sick and wilted. Sort of like me--i have a drippy cold today and feel better when i "wilt" onto the sofa.
Sickness is a fact of life--for us and for our plants and flowers. We get sick whether or not we want to. Our flowers become sick even though we don't want them to.
The Buddha recommends we contemplate this fact of life. Even when we are in the pink of health.
My daisies are pink. And i am wearing pink today. But the pink of health eludes both of us.