Here is something that has bothered me for a long time. The rose, doesn’t matter the color, is a symbol for any occasion. A world-famous symbol of love is the red rose. Mostly used around Valentine’s day, or someone’s birthday, or the famous “I’m sorry”. The pink rose, something that says thank you and I appreciate everything you do. Then, you have the yellow rose that you might see for sick people in a hospital. The blue rose like the red rose means affection that seems impossible to meet. The black rose, mostly used for funerals, tragic events and people who want to seem Gothic .
This trend was first started in England , and made its way to America. You could say the Corporate America ran away with the idea. That the rose was simply used to express many emotions or feelings as I stated in the beginning . Now the big question is, why do we continue to use the rose as the one way to symbolize the way we feel? Could there be any other flowers out there that symbolize the same emotions?
In fact the rose seems to only hold its emotional prowess in America, while in other countries different plants and flowers also hold sacred meanings as well. When you go into a Japanese or Chinese restaurant they have bamboo stalks everywhere. This is because bamboo has meaning, like a rose. To most Asian nations, bamboo means luck or stability which would make sense seeing as the bamboo had a multipurpose in both countries. This is a small part of the many flowers out there. I just wanted to touch on this to remind people that roses seem to be the american way of saying multitude of feelings . Why not break from this trend and start a new. Such as tulips for first love, and hydrangea for congratulations? These can symbolize so many feelings as well. Lets think on this shall we. What flowers would you use instead of a rose to symbolize your feelings ?
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