Outside, with the sun shining through it, this foliage is a beautiful shade of wine red that would perfectly compliment the tulips. Inside, it looks a bit brown.
The idea of a simple arrangement containing only this one foliage and the tulips was discarded as the result was heavy, oppressive, and needed something airy or grassy to lighten things up a bit.
The tulip stems did NOT want to cooperate at all and kept flopping wherever they wanted to. The whole thing ended up being a bit lopsided to preserve the view of the half-naked winged cherub (or is she a fairy?) on the left. The pink flower on the bottom is made of seashells and came from Tom's trip to Mexico. It got added because it was sitting nearby and was the right color.
Then again, maybe the parrot tulips would have been a better choice and the pink tulips in the path were a simple coincidence. However, once a decision is made, there is a finality and the rejected choice lies forever unexplored. By choosing one, the other is eliminated. What does she think who holds the whole thing together?
I'm facing a choice in my life between two equally appealing options, one easy, comfortable, and familiar, the other a bit of a change, a new challenge, and a bit unknown. Indecision is difficult for me. Like this arrangement, I'm a bit scrambled and unsure. By this evening, I've promised a decision and am hoping that something will be blown across my path today to tell me what to do.
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