Beauty is not reserved exclusively for the young

Sitting having breakfast this morning looking at my girlfriend's roses on the kitchen table.  My first thought was that they were dying.  Then i really looked at them, specifically this one.  Not as smooth as it once was, but there was more to see . The lines in each petal.  The color changes at the fringes.  The curl that was developing.  Really a lot more interesting than when it was new.  It looks different, but just as beautiful. 

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