“In our life there is a single color, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.”
The rose is the most popular flower of all. No other plant has had such a rich and romantic heritage as the rose, and no other flower has been interpreted in nearly as many ways as the rose. The most common emotion associated with the rose is affection and love. Even the single rose has various layers of meaning.
Although roses are sometimes presented in dozens, a single rose is much more effective in expressing deep feelings. A single red rose promises life long devotion and love. The red rose speaks of a love that is unchanging and does not wither away. “I will always love you and all my affections are concentrated in you alone”, the single red rose says. A single rosebud speaks of innocent love. The unopened bud signifies great promises in the future, while stressing the essential purity of the present.
A single white rose is interpreted to mean both purity as well as peace. White being the color of innocence and impeccability, the white rosebud seeks to convey innocent girlhood.
A single rose in any color is also symbolic of gratitude and simplicity. In full bloom a single rose speaks of an abiding love, or “I love you still”. Unchanging and unalloyed, love continues to grow and become strong. A deep burgundy rose means “unconscious beauty”.
When the message you want to send is simple, use a single rose. Be it love, innocence, purity or gratitude, single roses have come to mean a lot in themselves. Though each single rose will carry an intonation of its color in it’s meaning, a single rose seeks to concentrate all emotions on a single object, and tries to express a single affection in greater depth.