Sunday, April 6, 2014

I Learned Everything I Need to Know About Attachment from Flowers

Flowers can teach us all we need to know about how to enjoy life without attachment. 

These tulips arrived on my birthday, tightly closed. 

My friend and I enjoyed them at breakfast. Then we 
brought them in. They turned toward the sun.

Today, their heads droop. They will not last long. 

Tomorrow they will begin to wilt and die. 

Shall we enjoy life, like tulips, so beautiful, 
such a gift -- just for now?