Ever-Changing Reflection

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.
~ Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Day 18: R

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Well, we are winding down on our 26 days of gratitude, but we still have several more to go! I think I shall be sad when these postings stop {what will I write about???}, but I'll keep them near and dear to my heart, looking forward to next year.

Today I am grateful for roses -- especially the roses Jed has been sending me for Valentine's Day every year. He has been really good about giving me flowers since we started dating again and he knows I love them, and he's been even better about sending me roses for Valentine's Day. This is the bouquet he sent me two years ago (18 GORGEOUS roses in three colors! I couldn't even fit them all in the vase).

I know he doesn't quite understand why they make me so happy, but I'm grateful for them anyway. Roses are a romantic flower; they are probably the most common flower used for weddings. They're delicate but complex and multi-layered. They come in such beautiful, vibrant colors. All of these are reasons I love roses, and that they are my favorite flower.

Nothing cheers me up more than receiving roses. Even if it's only a single red stem. A rose always puts a smile on my face. I stop and smell them in the grocery store or at florist shops. I admire them growing in the wild. They are, simply, stunning.

{All images via weheartit.com, except for top two.}


Shannon said...

I'm a sucker for roses :)

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I adore receiving flowers too. Tulips, peonies and orchids are the way to my heart!

Ally Wasmund said...

i love roses. i had the black magic kind as my wedding flower. soooo pretty!