I find it really interesting that he grew up to become a "helper" by joining the military and was a decorated war hero. In fact that's really why he always wore those long sweaters--to cover up his tatoos.
If you love a flower, don't pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.