Her husband was tired.
He was tired of building Peacock Pavilions.
He was tired of the mess and the noise and the cost.
He was tired of everything - just everything - going wrong.
She tried to tell him that beauty would grow from a thing with thorns.
that sometimes things upside down and backwards were lovely in their own way.
That what might seem ugly at first........was something else, if you just looked again.
That it didn't need to be perfect. Or even close to perfect.
That people wouldn't notice the mistakes. And if they did, they wouldn't care.
That order would soon return if he could just wait............ a little longer.
Oh, she tried to tell him so many things....
.......but he just looked away.