(scene opens in dining room)
Me: (slowly and carefully assembling flower pieces)
Beta: (enters from kitchen) Those are really pretty mom. Can I pick one up?
Me: (abstractly) Sure. Be careful.
Beta: Now what are you going to do with them?
Me: (sighs) I don’t know.
Beta: Something else to lay around the house and gather dust?
Me: (reprovingly) Maybe. Not all art is profitable. Sometimes we do it anyway. Because we can. It makes the world a prettier place.