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the rose.

Updated: Nov 26, 2021

where words alone are insufficient to describe - it is about human emotion. colour. scent. & the rose. ... purposefully devoid of adjectives ...

The red rose bring along emotions of romance, love, beauty, and courage, as its single bud often means beauty and purity; and a thornless red rose means love at first sight. Whist its yellow variety connotes friendship and joy, and new beginnings. It is also thanksgiving today, and I am so thankful for friends, family and all of you. Stay safe, and continue enjoying what God has so wonderfully created!

The rose is after all, according to fossil evidence, is estimated to be about 35 million years old. We read about it in the Roman period, where roses were grown extensively in the Middle East. They were used as confetti at celebrations, for medicinal purposes, and as a source of perfume.

Just for comparison, Dinosaurs lived in a geological age that lasted from 252 million to 66 million years ago. So these lovely blooms were not here whilst after these creatures roamed; nevertheless a long, long time ago.

I am however, opening pandora's box by the sheer thought of the rose. It is possibly one of the most talked about, cultivated and relatable compared to most blooms. And hence, any hint of how, what, why, or where will be inevitably controversial. So, I will not. Since this is a forum for use to relax, and enjoy the greatness of the flora and fauna God has given.

Just this morning, I saw these gorgeous red blooms (right). And was reminded of the infamous line from Juliet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet "What's in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet.", c. 1597. And how applicable it is, even in 2021, nearly 4 and half centuries later.

These are likely the miniature roses (rosa cultivars), growing wild, kinda - there are no wild plants in Singapore. But, then as mentioned, I shall keep my mouth tightly shut.


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