Faded Romance

A 2012Project52 entry

The theme was "In The Workplace" which, when your workplace is mostly desks and papers, makes for a lot of less-than-interesting photos. I spotted this fading bouquet on our receptionist's desk, representative of St. Valentine's Day nearly two weeks prior. It all seems so romantic on The Day, but in a short time the effects diminish to little more than wilted blossoms and withered leaves. Many of our hopes, dreams and efforts seem to turn out that way. It's why we have to get up each morning with a fresh will to start over, to push ahead, to try again. Eventually the young lady will throw out the faded roses that once meant so much, but every day she can renew the love that they symbolized.