I came upon this article in the paper: "How to make your roses last longer." I smiled a wry smile. How much longer can one make them last? We are told to add things to the water, to dip the flower in something, to frame it, to dry it...we often do these things as an experiment. We do not do it to make them last. It isn’t in their nature to go on forever, not on bushes, not in vases.
I prefer to buy buds that take a while to bloom, and I like watching their natural growth and then they twirl at the edges, sharper now with age, and the colour changes, petals begin to fall, the stem droops, there is an uncomfortably smothering strong scent...then they wither. As they must.
Strange isn’t it that life IS a goddamn bed of roses?
"Keh do in hasratoun se
Kaheen aur ja basein
Itni jagah kahaan hai