On February 14th it was St. Valentines day, for this Valentines Day 2020, I shared some thoughts via a blog post I had written, but I was inclined to think further when I came across the following passage that I read, and also shared on Instagram.
There is an aura for the rose, that demands superiority, but this does not negate the beauty of all flowers. #ShaziBlog #quoteTweet
I reflected deeply on the following sentence: “Must a rose be ‘better’ than an iris in order to justify its existence?” (Walsch, 383). I was amazed with the depth of the sentence, and connected the the Rose to Valentines Day. Where as society, has constructed the rose to symbolize love and affection – especially the red rose. We give and receive a single rose, 1/2 a dozen, a dozen, or maybe even rooms full of roses. And to tell you the truth, I think that there is nothing right or wrong about that, but to be honest; maybe I’m a little biased, because I do love red roses. And all flowers, Small pots, planted wild in nature or fresh cut. They are a symbol of natures creation, and as with any flower, are symbolic and carry meanings.
“Must a rose be ‘better’ than an iris in order to justify its existence?” (Walsch, 383). #Shaziblog #quoteTweet
But in relation and contexts to the passage, roses, iris’, or any kind of flower can be related to human beings, and this idea of comparison that often comes to play. We could compare and say, one is better or preferred over another, but each carry their own beauty, and as the author writes, do we need to compare to say one is better than other to justify existence? But what I loved as I read further, was the following: “you are all flowers in the Garden of the Gods” (383). This is the beauty of an all-loving God. A God that loves and continues to love, with all flaws and all. Even if one prefers a rose to an iris, an iris to a rose, one human form to another, in the loving presence of God’s eyes, both and all are significant as each other.
“you are all flowers in the Garden of the Gods” (383). This is the beauty of an all-loving God. A God that loves and continues to love, with all flaws and all. #shaziblog #quoteTweet
Book Reference: Walsch, D. Neale. Friendship With God, an uncommon dialogue. New York, Penguin Putnam Inc. 1999.
Notes: These thoughts were originally hand written on February 25th, 2020.
My thoughts to share with love & Kindness! 🙂