This tired tulip is still capable of warming the hearts of those who behold her beauty. Though her days are nearing their end, she still gives. The warm glow that passes through her engages and invites me to sit and bask for a little while. And so I do. Maybe when I get up to leave I will be kinder and gentler after having my spirit soothed and nourished for a time. Light has a way of doing that.