Three ladies sit in front of their house stringing flower garlands. Their practiced hands tie knot after knot to hold the flowers in place.
In India, flowers everywhere – flowers for temple deities, flowers for the home altar, flowers for funeral rites, flowers for the hair.
Will these flowers be used to mark a celebration, draped around a sacred form or as offerings for the passage of a loved one?
Fresh vibrant colors and perfume.
A few short hours later, withering and decay.
As all life in form – a reminder of impermanence ….