Over the years I understood that assorted means a collection or a group. According to Oxford dictionary, the word assorted means 'Of various sorts put together; miscellaneous'. I feel it represents the variety that is a feature of everything in the world around us. A bouquet of flowers put together in a vase brightens the room it is placed in, a string of notes played by a collection of instruments makes us tap our feet in delight. A spectrum of colors makes the world visually appealing. The food we eat is a combination of nutrients like carbohydrates, fats, dietary fiber, minerals, proteins and vitamins. It is also an assortment of flavors i.e., sweet, sour, salty, bitter, hot or spicy and astringent much like life. Life is a blend of delight, despair, dreams, doubts, trials and triumphs. This blend is as unique our DNA strands and so each of us have our own unique identities and life stories. Each day we come across a variety of people who differ in their appearance and attitude. Each one is different in their own way yet similar in a peculiar manner. This seemingly different yet similar nature of the world around us is what makes life alluring and interesting. After all variety is the spice of life.