A heart will shrivel
in the cold black hole called hate.
The pink love rose blooms.
Well, Valentine’s Day is just 4 days away, and I couldn’t resist. Roses and chocolates are traditional expressions of love on this special day. And, red roses in particular denote passionate romance.
So why a pink rose in the haiku? There are many shades of love. Pink roses are quietly tender, and attributes associated with them are: grace, harmony, gratitude, and joy. They therefore represent what we hope for in a more universal love.
Please, tell someone you love them this Valentine’s, be it friend or family. Express your gratitude for their place in your life. Let’s make it a day not just for romance, but also for building a love that blossoms outward and opens many hearts. Who we are as individuals is not inconsequential in the world. We are all part of One. Let’s choose to be love.