Smelling Roses

Ohh the amazing Magick of a 🌹 Rose.
Brightest Blessings Sisters and Brothers,
SunRay Sorceress

Anne Duthers

by Anne Duthers

IMGP1202 - Copy ‘Betty Boop’ Rose

We have all heard the phrase, and some even quote it: “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet…”  In the famous play, Juliet here asks Romeo to change his sir name, as if it didn’t matter. Often today the quote is used as if to say that one lovely flower, although different, is as good as another despite a change in name. Sometimes this ‘lovely flower’ meaning is stretched to mean ‘women’ or ‘love’ in general. But roses can be very different in name, and some don’t smell at all.

Ah, William (if that is indeed your name) truth is ~ you got it wrong.

Although, in Shakespeare’s day it was closer to being true.  Back then, the almost scent-free hot house rose we see commonly today would not be tolerated. Simply no room in the carefully tended medieval garden for…

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