My husband bought me two dozen beautiful roses for Valentine’s Day. Of course I love them and handled them with care as I transferred them to the vase. 23 made it without incident; the 24th rose broke off at the head. Oh well, I thought, let’s just float it in a glass and see what happens. Guess what? It is continuing to open just the same as the ones in the vase, and smells just as beautiful.
We are stronger at the broken places,” said John Updike. Even a broken flower brings beauty.