The Truth About Roses

5 Reasons Roses are Better than a Thousand Words

  • By, Emily Kayden

1. Symbolism

Roses communicate love. Regardless of the complexities of life and human relationships. Beautiful, delicate roses are a sure way to demonstrate your feelings. The different colors and variations of roses are said to communicate different meanings. Whether you are a romantic person with red roses or thanking someone with pink or orange roses, roses will helo you make that statement. The delicate petals and aromatic scent invoke feelings of tranquility, something our fast-paced world doesn’t supply us easily.

2. Greek Mythology

Aphrodite, the goddess of love in Greek mythology, was said to grow the first roses through her tears falling in her lover’s blood, this is one of the theories why roses started being recognized as a symbol of love and beauty. If expressing romantic love is what you’re after, the red rose was given its color by Aphrodite in Greek Mythology, making the language of romanticism unavoidable.

3. Victorian Romance

In the 1800s, the Victorians developed the language of flowers (see symbolism above), and reinforced roses as symbols of love. At the time, people were still wary of publicly expressing feelings and emotions. Gifting roses, however, was a subtle way of expressing true love. Today, roses are still a non-verbal way to show someone your true feelings to the person you love.

4. Lingering Reminder

Ecuadorian roses, in particular, are known to be long lasting. With proper care, that special someone in your life can put their roses in a vase and have a visual, constant reminder of your love for them for an extended period of time. Whether on the counter, or on the dining room table, your special someone is sure to put them in a place for all to see. With that lingering reminder, they’re sure to find happiness and love in the sheer beauty of the roses and the meaning behind them.

5. Self-Reflection

Have you ever heard the phrase “stop and smell the roses?” Whoever you are choosing to express your love to, they are sure to see (and smell) the roses and reflect on their relationship with you. Roses communicate love from all angles. Not only do they communicate love to the person receiving them, but to the person who is giving them as they might be likely to feel a sense of love and fulfillment too. They would’ve had to feel strongly in order to give a gift with such a depth of meaning. In that manner, roses also communicate to ourselves the reflection on our lives and why we feel the way we do for that person whether it’s a friend, relative, or lover.

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