Friday, April 25, 2008

Flowers, All Kinds

In this picture, I'm holding a beautiful picture of a rose that my friend Robin photographed. As she pointed out after taking pictures of lots of roses, each one is different. "You'd think they'd all look the same," she said. "But they grow in different ways and no two are the same size." I love flowers, all kinds, and think of them as my little friends. But almost all the women I know don't -- "I don't like things that die," my sister says, an echo of the sentiments of many. But I like them because they do. I've never seen the point of fake plants, collecting dust and looking like something they are not. I do enough of that myself. Sometimes nothing but the real thing will do, the rose in its particulars, the way it surprises you by being so lovely and real and fading away to be tossed with the week's garbage, all of it having served its purpose for a time before being left on the curb.

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one." Marilyn Monroe

Cocktail Hour
Drinking movie suggestion: Me Without You

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Friday!


Gladys Pugh of Maplin's Holiday Camp said...

Hi-de-ho Campers!!!!! Anyone for a cuppa? Fancy some Typhoo Tea? When you want an "Oooo" drink Typhoo!!

(To the tune of "Una Paloma Blanca," which was mangled by The Wurzels as "I am a Cider Drinker" in 1965):

Oo makes a lovely cuppa
No other tea will do
OO makes a lovely cuppa.
That's why it's our favorite brew.
When we want an "oo"
We go for Typhoo.
(You'll like it, tooooooo!!!!!)

Anonymous said...

What the hell???

Anonymous said...

WQe had many interjectins for rose fevers--Short bus and Special

the walking man said...

Such is the way of all life on the planet, it grows, it lives, it gives what it will, and it dies.

Good to be reminded of the simplicity of the formula.



Anonymous said...

Wings win!! They go two up on the Avs in a 5-1 victory in Detroit. Franzen "The Mule" gets the hat trick!!!(No relation to Jonathan Franzen of "The Corrections" fame.) Go Winged Wheelers!!! On to the Stanley Cup!!!--JLCGULL

Anonymous said...

You can leave your hat on.--Joe Cocker

Charles Gramlich said...

The only place I really don't like fake plants is at a funeral or graveyard.

Brian in Mpls said...

I will take the real anyday

singapore florist said...

nice dress anyway. Valentine day flowers