The beauty of a tulip is unpredictable. I am excited when a tulip blooms and when a tulip expires. The bloom of tulip excites the soul. I wish their season of life was longer. Their expiration invites us in; it is complex and exquisite. Their petals transform into beautiful shapes. They open up and let us see the pistol, stamen, ovary, and the anther, absolutely a work of art.