Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Carry On Tuesday #7

Carry On Tuesday for the week of July 30th:

The red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love.

"Gramma, can I ask you a question?" "Of course honey, what is it?", I replied.

"Why does your rose garden look like a candy cane? All red and white stripes. Why don't you plant all the white together and all the red together?"

"Well my dear, the red rose is for passion, and the white is for love."


"OK, let me see." "In this life you must have passion. Passion for someone or for something." I stopped a second to think. "The red rose whispers softly of the passion it needs to live."

"And in life we need love. Whether it is love for someone or for something" "Even love for ourselves." "See, Honey, the white rose is bold and breaths of love."

"OK Gramma but still why in stripes?"

"Oh Honey don't you see? The red rose is timid as it whispers, and if left by itself it would whither. But with the very bold white rose by it's side, the white rose will breath life into the red rose." "They must be side by side to live."

"Gramma, know what?"

"What dear?"

"You're funny."


  1. Beautiful take on this prompt. I love how you made the two interdependent!

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  2. It is absolutely magical how you weaved the two together. Very well written