Mr Schmidt, when was the last time you stopped at a flower? Oh, almost every day. I'm a big flower fan. As of late. I'm close to Prince Charles. Probably has to do with age. Flowers are the epitome of the futility of all excitement. Such a flower lasts a week with good water, then it goes downhill. Man should accept that the same applies to him. The flowering period may be longer, but you never reach the level of beauty of a rose. Flowers show us that things are downwards from birth. Animals are also very educational.
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