The scales wrapped both the egg and the flower so that the flower appeared as much a part of the egg as the scale and likewise the flower and scale appeared to be part of the cracked shell of the egg, as if the light cast by the afternoon sun was itself a scalar refraction of another whole waiting to blossom. We placed the egg on one bowl of the scale (which was shaped like a shell) and on the other we placed the flower (which was also shaped like a shell). We placed the two objects in perfect balance.