The "S" was first filled in with water and then color was dropped into it and allowed to fall down the page...as in tears. The rest of "sorrow" was worked in water color crayons, giving a sense of roughness. Sorrow is just that... rough. The words "shared is halved" was first lettered in blue gouache and while still wet, white was dropped in. These two colors are "shared" in each letter.
So, we go from tears and rough times to shared-ness. The little flower gives us a little hope.