Here comes Valentine’s Day. Are you ready?
And yes, florists will be sending more roses than any other flower this time of year. I’ve not checked official data, but I would bet that is always the case–any time of year.
And to an area that is very entrenched in the culture of roses, we can understand why.
Although we give all kinds of flowers, and other gifts, for Valentine’s Day, roses still hold a high place of honor in the hierarchy of gifts that symbolize love.
Perhaps it is simply because of their exquisite beauty and aroma. Maybe it’s the irony of the thorns accompanying such beauty–much like many a relationship. That’s a subject for another post, though. Whatever the reason, roses have been a subject in many a poem and in our mythologies over many, many years.