I’m not sure I’ve ever written just WHY I came upon the name A Bed of Roses…Thorns Included. If you’ve read this blog for long, you know I love roses of almost any type. In the four houses we’ve owned, I’ve always planted roses. Every single one. Two of those we were only in for two years each. Life just seems better when I can look out a window, somewhere and see a bloom and smell a fragrance.
My banner is of a set of rose bushes in my back yard. They are getting ready to be transplanted to make way for a deck, but I’m definitely NOT getting rid of them. All of these pictures are of roses in my yard.
Anyway one day I happened upon the saying above. “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.” Alphonse Kerr I’ve seen it attributed to others, but because I first saw it with Mr. Kerr’s name, I’ve left it.
Roses have long been the universal flower of love. And yet, love does not come without hurt.
So I found a title: A Bed of Roses (all the good stuff) … Thorns Included (and the bad stuff) all thrown together in life, and in books.
It’s about being real, showing my imperfections, sharing my joys, and my sorrows. It’s about life. And maybe, just maybe I can help someone else along the way.