Friday, August 24, 2012


08.24.12 by colemama
08.24.12, a photo by colemama on Flickr.

Another book down :) I enjoyed The Language of Flowers on a couple of different levels (plot, characters, themes), but it was the intrigue with meaning of the title that kept me thinking. On the literal front, the red rose naturally signifies 'love', but the yellow rose defines 'infidelity'. Rosemary indicates 'remembrance', but basil is indicative of 'hate'. Interestingly, the author, Vanessa Diffenbaugh, threads differing interpretations of the meanings of certain flowers, as well. Communication depends so much on language and the variables are so often fleeting, misunderstood, and even unknown. Naples, FL

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