The amazing Patti Digh has invited everyone to send advice to her daughter, Emma, who is graduating from high school soon. I sent the following advice and pictures:
Collect tiny vases or thumb sized containers of any kind. Everyday put a tiny vase on a windowsill or on your desk or dresser. Keep the flowers fresh. Use whatever is at hand, even a dandelion. If there are no flowers, a simple leaf will do. Having a cut flower in view reminds us of the temporal nature of things. It also points to how much beauty can be found everywhere. Let the flowers express your delight in life. Congratulations on your graduation. These flowers are for you.