how does one become a rose?

there’s a saying: “a rose among thorns.”


like many other sayings,

Rose und Eis

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this is not really accurate.

A rose isn’t a beautiful creation,

among the thorns,

only with the thorns,

can a rose grow and achieve its full beauty.


What a beautiful analogy for life.


each thorn is not a challenge,


an obstacle,

but rather a stepping stone,

and only through them,

can we become a beautiful rose.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. theflyingpenwriter
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 08:17:24

    Brilliant! Struggles are blessing on the road that help us grow and achieve the best we can be.
    Very well written. Thank you.


  2. Devorah
    Nov 04, 2011 @ 12:16:56

    That is really beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.


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