Life is an accumulation of challenges and experiences that define the human condition and make us who we are.  This is a story of longing, dreaming and transformation.  Symbolism is seen throughout using metaphor and color, in particular the color yellow which signifies hope and optimism.  The bouquet symbolizes things as they are, while the sunflower represents what we are moving toward.  At its simplest, this story portrays the emotional connection we have to our environment and the transition to warmer days.  At its heart, it is a human story of yearning, vulnerability, resilience and the journey toward change.

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."    Semisonic, Closing Time