Memento Mori - everything must die

Memento Mori – everything must die

Watching tulips die has taught me a great deal about the beauty of growing older, about how they are far more interesting when they are knarled and bent and glorious in their final days. 

Much of my work recently has been a reaction to turning 50 and the menopause and these tulips are instructive the way they transform so beautifully as they approach death.  Yes, everything must die, memento mori, but to be reminded of this allows us to really live. 

See recent blog post about this. 

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