A cup of coffee can inspire a thought or two. When you pick a rose and your finger is pricked by a thorn, how do you feel? For pain and pleasure are often associated together.
Alphonse Karr (1808 – 1890) French journalist, novelist, and sometimes horticulturalist observed that some are born to grumble in life and complain that roses have thorns..
Some people grumble because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. Alphonse Karr
As editor of the daily Parisian newspaper, Le Figaro, Karr was known as a bit of a wit, famously saying, "plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose" which has come down to us as, "The more things change, the more they stay the same."
Let Shakespeare's Juliet would answer those who are hung up on the finer point of things,
Juliet:That is, unless it's fake.
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."
|fake roses do not smell as sweet|