He filled the vase with water and carefully placed the flowers in the most attractive way he knew how. She would be over soon and he wanted his home to give off an air of sensitivity. As he placed each tulip into the vase, he thought how in a few days they would start to die and wither. It was like you were inviting something exquisite into your house just to watch it grow old and die before your eyes. What’s the point he thought. He hears her knock at the front. Opening the door, he looks into her amazing eyes. God, she’s beautiful he thought. “Please come in.” he said.