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Fading beauty

What do I mean with that topic?  A beauty, that tries to hide? Or maybe that the beautifulness hides from someone or something?

I mean the second. Everything alters when growing older and becoming mature. Many things are becoming ugly while becoming mature. But others are keeping their beautifulness even they are altering. They are getting Patina. Copper, i.e., gets only really beautiful, when having patina.
This rose once was beautiful. While fully blooming it dried out and was able to conserve its beautifulness, until today.