One Bouquet of Fleeting Beauty, Please

One Bouquet of Fleeting Beauty, Please

The New York Times

Why do we send flowers? To make up for what is intangible? Those feelings we can’t hold in our hands and present as a gift to our loved ones? And why is it that the placeholders we choose — the dozen red roses, the fragrant white lilies, the long-stemmed French tulips — are so fleeting?