Friday, 2 September 2011

Romance Relinquished

What is it about roses that signify romance?  Why have they become the floral embodiment of love and lust, admiration, flattery, courtship and marriage.  Is it because there is a myriad of layers which unfurl as the rose opens up, in the same way that love unfolds as a relationship progresses?  Is it the soft, blousy, gently fragranced petals in which you feel you could be enveloped when you have fallen in love?  Cushioned and caressed by feelings emulated by the rose petals.  And why is it that a discarded rose is such a poignant sight?  Cast aside and left, forgotten, abandoned to wither and die, shrivelling up until it bears no resemblance to the beauty it once was.