“The apple blossom exists to create fruit; when that comes, the petal falls.” ~ Kabir
It is a little sad, but as the the quote from the Indian philosopher reminds us, the beauty of petals gives way to to the substance of the fruit.
And while the petals provide beauty, the fruit provides sustenance. We should think about that as the petal of our own youth fades. Are we providing the sustenance of our own wisdom and love to others, or just trying to recapture the beauty of our youth?