It has been said that flowers are the paintings of the earth. I believe it was Freud who said that flowers were restful to look at because they had no emotions or conflicts. They share their color with the world unselfishly. Also true is that flowers like life are brief and fleeting. They come and they go. We think it unfair, but there is no fairness in life no matter how much we pine for it. However instead of ruing about their short stay, it is better to enjoy their time while here.