American Beauty. 1999. Kevin Spacey as Lester Burnham: "It's a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself. Makes you wonder what else you can do that you've forgotten about."
Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey): Janie, today I quit my job. And then I told my boss to go fuck himself, and then I blackmailed him for almost sixty thousand dollars. Pass the asparagus. - American Beauty directed by Sam Mendes (1999)
This scene from American Beauty is a perfect example of a piece of modern societies use of flowers in it's culture. They tell a story. Perhaps this screenshot, or maybe a less proactive version, could be displayed in my cabinet.