Not knowing she was being cursed by Aphrodite, the Nymph accepted her transformation as it was a blessing to become something beautiful like a flower, and for the last time we get to see the innocence and the beauty of her gaze.
How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d Alexander Pope