I love you
One day I bought an unblown white peony from an old woman at the market. It came into blossom and got all showy and beautiful. Then, on May 24th, I bought another unblown peony from the same woman and put them in two glasses of water side by side. The first one kept bursting forth with every hour while the second had just begun unfolding its petals. The next day they were equally showy and beautiful, and two days later, the first peony withered while the second remained showy and beautiful.
I love you is an art book about stages of maturity and about appreciating their natural manifestations, a documentary account of how the two particular peonies' rhythms of life overlap.