ZOOM IN:

The Gardener aims a pair of clippers at a single blade of grass.

ENTER:

Another pair of hands. They push the Gardener’s hands

Such that instead of the grass, the Gardener hacks an entire lush branch from a rose bush.

PAN TO:
A patch of  sky seen through the empty space, bare of foliage now.

The CAMERA LINGERS on this emptiness.

DIRECTOR’S Q&A:

Q: How can one film the disappointment and the resignation? The impact of the loss?

A: Let the image speak for itself.

Q: Is this a morality tale?

FADE OUT