Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A rose is a rose is a rose ...

Ever hear that saying? Do you know what it means? Gertrude Stein wrote it in her 1913 poem called Sacred Emily. It was originally, "Rose is a rose is a rose". The first rose stood for a person by that name. The saying simply means "things are what they are". It's interesting how we also have the saying, "It is what it is." That is another idiomatic phrase, indicating the immutable nature of an object of circumstance. However, in this case ...

A rose is a rose is a rose — and it is what it is.


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    1. Thanks, Sherry. I took this picture at my old high school when I was there visiting this fall. There were two roses of this variety. They were gorgeous!

  2. Lovely rose, a lot prettier than any I have been able to grow.