Be like a rose that leaves its fragrance even to the hand that crushes it.
- Imam Ali
The rose is often called the Queen of Flowers and there's a good reason for that; her qualities are multiple and throughout history her unique beauty has invariably been highly praised. From her delicate perfume to her graceful stance, everything about her is dazzlingly outstanding. This prized blossom is just flawless and her fame as well as quasi-mythical status cannot be denied. She is a reflection of the divine, a shining star amongst all the other flowers - always a notch higher than any of her concurrents, a gloriously unparalleled and precious plant worthy of our devoted attention.
This rose of pearl-coated infinity transforms
the diseased slums of a broken heart
into a palace made of psalms and gold.
Not only is she the embodiment of grace, refinement and exaltation, but she is also source of spiritual awakening. As a matter of fact, we can learn a lot from this inspiring flower and if we tried to be as transcendentally sublime as her, I'm sure the world would be a far better place to live. Our agonising Mother Earth is in desperate need of being inhabited by more people who are as wild, mighty, resilient, noble, gentle, pure, elegant, benevolent, true, subtle, unique, forever glowing and beautiful inside out as a rose - or else we are doomed!
So next time you come across this great lady, don't forget to meditate on how you can become a better human being, to work on realigning your heart, mind, body and soul with the almighty cosmos and to worship every of her buds, thorns and leaves like a devout in a temple...