The Samurai did not react to the comment but walked slowly on. Coming to another pile of the withered blooms in the path, he picked them up in his hand, looked at them for a moment then placed them carefully around the first shoots of the Irises coming up from the ground.
“Behold” said the Samurai. “Even after they are useless they can continue to encourage life.”
Application: Just because something has passed beyond our use for it does not mean it fails to have purpose.