Flowers and Dating
A lovely, single red rose
Simple, yet complex.
In the simplicity,
But saying much.
I have but one simple question,
Desiring a simple, single-syllabic reply.
Nothing more...nothing more.
Is it your intent that
I fall in love with you?
~by Coral Levang
It has been a rare moment, indeed, that I have received flowers. From a man whose intent it was to court me, I mean.
I have not yet figured out whether or not that courting rituals have changed over the years or if I was the kind of girl that men did not feel it necessary to court. Perhaps, it was a combination of the two. There were a few times in my dating days that I have been surprised by flowers from gentlemen callers, however.
As in Victorian times, when flowers and their colors held exceptionally meaningful messages, I often wonder if thought went into the messages that were given, or if they even matter anymore. Even the most simple of gestures can either make or break a budding relationship.
Now that flowers are readily available, even in the discount grocery stores, I have a bit of advice for those who run-in to purchase tired and wilted flowers from the containers at the end of the check-out counters as an after-thought: If you want to impress this woman with flowers, buy flowers that are not the mums dipped in hot pink, lime green and neon orange dyes. Those give a much different message than cutting a few clusters from your blooming lilac or rose bushes.
And always make sure you peel the price tag with the grocery store's name off the cellophane wrap. If you don't, you might just find she asks you to pick up milk, bread, eggs and butter the next time you get ready to go out on your date.
"A Single Red Rose" was written by author and published originally on 02/06/2009 at Yahoo! Voices [formerly Associated Content]
© 2013 Coral Levang. Republished 2015.
Image Credit » http://pixabay.com/en/rose-red-thorns-love-romance-521171/ by skeeze