There are balconies in Segovia from where roses peep out, trying to catch your attention. They’re really beautiful on a bright day. People who know about these things say that you can make a rose last longer if you give it plenty of water and keep it somewhere cool, out of the direct sunlight. A rose doesn’t actually need that much care. There are so many beautiful things in our life that we are incapable of looking after properly, even if they ask very little of us, just a bit of attention perhaps. If we can’t be bothered to look after the wonderful things we have so near, little wonder that even the most beautiful of roses wither in the end.