“The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.”
― Kiran Desai
While hunting early spring flowers a few weeks ago, I became mildly obsessed- not with the tulips and daffodils so wonton for a close up- but with what I took to calling “wooden flowers” – the bloom-like remains of last year’s bounty. A fascinating combination of past and present (even days later, they had been replaced with this years’ new buds, truly transitory gifts), I found their physical presentation and symbolic reminder captivating.