All posts tagged: flowers

The Perfume of a Faithful Life

Why are flowers the gift of choice when it comes to conveying love? Let’s be frank; a flower is little more than a twig of almost-dead vegetation. It has no practical use – you can’t eat it, hang it on the wall or wash your car with it. You can’t use it as a kind of currency in exchange for that new album on iTunes. It’s not even companionable, like a puppy. You could say that the flower – and for the sake of Valentine’s Day, let’s call it a long-stemmed red rose – is the epitome of vanity. The rose exists as a gift for its beauty and fragrance, if rather shortlived. Oh, and to fuel a $100 billion industry worldwide, according to my (questionable) online sources. Unlatching my tongue from within my cheek, I will admit that the rose is an iconic symbol of love with admirable qualities. Love is beautiful like the rose, passionate as that deep velvety red portrays and, most importantly, love is a quality that permeates our lives like …