I love the rosette form, whether it is a rose or not--and it need not be.
It may be a water lily,
or an artichoke,
or an Aeonium,
or an Echeveria.
The rosette form is a calm symmetry, a mandala of order. It's serene and formal, the antithesis of chaos: the rosette form is everything modern life is...not. The rest of my life is confusion, uncertainty, incompleteness, failure, dissatisfaction.
A perfect rosette grants me a feeling of peace. Peace to you, dear readers. Take a deep, deep breath.