Flowers: the prototype of beauty, love, and life, but how closely do we ever look at them? Once, I put a flower to my face and studied it closer than I have ever studied a flower before. Seeing it this way, delicate patterns and arrangements came into view that would never have been apparent from afar. There were even patterns within patterns. Looking up close, whatever beauty I first noticed became doubled or tripled. After this, I wondered if the same phenomenon could be true with any object, and so I began experimenting. I moved on to stones, spoons, blankets, my hands, the moon…and I was amazed at how wonderful they became up close under bright light.