Graham🐝 Edwards en Lifestyle, beBee in English, English Consulting Principal • GPEStratagem 14/2/2018 · 1 min de lectura · +400

Moments — well it's Valentine's Day again...

Just to be clear, this is not about me piling onto the anti-Valentine's Day sentiment that is out there — I believe that love is probably the greatest human pursuit we have going and I support it in all its forms (even if sometimes it's represented by overpriced meals and twenty-five dollar roses).

Moments — well it's Valentine's Day again...

This is about roses, and not the twenty-five dollar kind — it's here that I ask you to indulge me for a moment.

My experience over the years has me looking at roses by colour because, believe it or not, colour does matter when it comes to roses. I have simplified it in my little boy brain and it goes something like this — a red rose means love, a white rose means worthy of love, and a yellow rose means friendship (or out of love)... so if you are a purest (and put stock in this) you never really want to get a yellow rose unless everyone involved has an understanding of said friendship status.

I have always been partial to the white rose because it's a reminder that we are all worthy of love, and that this great pursuit comes in so many shapes and sizes. I will also say, I've always liked the way the great Louis Armstrong symbolically said it — 

                                  The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
                                  Are also on the faces of people going by
                                  I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
                                  They're really saying I love you

I think this is pretty much all I have to say on the topic of roses... except maybe to also say, "If you are gonna give roses, just give one." 

Symbolically, it's the only way to go!


Graham🐝 Edwards 21/2/2018 · #5

#2 Thanks for the comment @Brian McKenzie... you are right... my interpretation is from my "little Canadian bubble" — an important point to remember because this is a big, big world with different ways of doing things. I didn't know that about flowers and even numbers... I will add that to my limited flower knowledge base.

Graham🐝 Edwards 21/2/2018 · #4

#1 You are right @Randall Burns... it is a "wonderful world"...

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Renée 🐝 Cormier 18/2/2018 · #3

It is also really cheap, but then again, I am about the most unromantic woman you will ever meet. 🌹

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Brian McKenzie 15/2/2018 · #2

Yellow floeers on this side of the world are reserved for funerals, if you really want to offend the girl - give them in even numbers - the American Dozen seems the most sufficient to end a relationshit.

Randall Burns 15/2/2018 · #1

Nice post @Graham🐝 Edwards and just to finish Armstrong's quote;

"Oh what a wonderful world..."

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