Here is an open tulip, "painted" from one of my photographs... It's open because a few of it's petals have fallen off...Instead of making it ugly or incomplete, I think it makes it more beautiful! Now you can see what's inside of it, it's inner beauty, it's details, what its "made" of...They were there all along, you just couldn't quite see them clearly... Is that not true about people too? Ourselves? A few "petals" have fallen off...the years have had pain or hardships, lessons learned, loved ones lost...but wisdom and beauty were growing too... All those possibilities...all that inner beauty...let it show... M.