Rose petals

There is a tradition in some Spanish villages that when a young woman is engaged to be married, she is given a cloth bag.  The bag becomes a repository for rose petals.  Whenever she receives roses on any occasion, throughout her life, the fallen petals are collected and put in this bag. Upon the woman’s death, the petal-filled bag is sewn together and placed as a pillow under her head in the coffin – a pillow of petals.

Isn’t that just lovely?

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