“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” is a frequently referenced part of William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, in which Juliet seems to argue that it does not matter that Romeo is from her rival’s house of Montague, that is, that he is named “Montague.”
Today a rose is given for many different reasons; love, friendship, condolences, congratulations. Many people sit and wonder what the meaning is to them. To me it is a symbol of prospect. A rose, or any flower really, is a sign of beauty. Something so beautiful can come from just a tiny seed, which turns into a patch of branches and looks distasteful, until it begins to bloom. When the buds begin to bloom into the flowers it shows, that there is beauty that comes from within. Beauty is shown through the darkest, ugly times and becomes visible to many, in even the simplest forms.
This rose, is unique…look at it’s colouring, it’s petals. Get lost in the curves of the flower and feel the texture of the delicate petals. Something so gorgeous is also so fragile, with one wrong move you can damage the petals. In life, it’s the same thing. Hold on tight to the things you hold dear, but be delicate with them. One wrong move…can destroy it, causing it to be broken, hurt, and destroyed. Then what happens to it?