Sunday, August 12, 2007

Smell of Roses

Was in KL again for the weekend. Mhm.. and was staying in friend’s house. When I got into the house there were two large bouquets of roses in the house – one dark red bouquet in the living room and one pure white bouquet in the dining hall. So so beautiful. I took a little while to just be silent to appreciate the roses and I realize with such a busy schedule is a luxury to be away in somewhere that I can just slow down and smell the roses. Do you all know that the red rose’s scent is very much different from white rose?

Roses brought me back to memories of school days – Martin taught me how much life can be learned from the rose itself. To me The Lily is the symbol of elegance; purity and perfection ‘a destination’ while The Rose symbolizes courage, strength, boldness, endurance and perseverance ‘a journey’. While a Lily makes dreams a Rose make it human.

Some roses Quotation/Lesson that I learnt and always love:

'Beauty without virtue is like a rose without scent'
'The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose. Be a rose which gives frangrance even to those who crushes it'

‘Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness, know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again’

'Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense. So he that dares not grasp the thorn shoould never crave the rose'

'The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart.'

‘The red rose whispers of passion, And the white rose breathes of love;O, the red rose is a falcon,And the white rose is a dove.’John Boyle O’Reilly

For me, I am glad that day I “Take time to smell the roses” but even after all this “A Rose is a rose is a rose”. Thank you for the roses.

Am going to get some pure white roses for my room this week, it will be a sweet reminder of the smell of roses.

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