What are you? A sunflower or a rose? So many people will say that they are roses, few will go for sunflower. Who wouldn’t want to be a rose? After this write up, I will ask this same question again and am sure your answer will be different.
Roses are best known as ornamental plants grown for their flowers in the garden and sometimes indoors. They have been also used for commercial perfumery and commercial cut flower crops. Some are used as landscape plants, for hedging and for other utilitarian purposes such as game cover and slope stabilization. The sharp objects along a rose stem are commonly called “thorns”, they are technically prickles. Roses are the symbol of love and romance! Red Roses, yellow or white roses – from Roses in romantic settings to naturally growing on a bush. The beauty of this flower expresses promise, hope, and new beginnings. It is contrasted by thorns symbolizing defense, loss, and thoughtlessness. A yellow rose symbolizes joy, protection against envious lovers, and a mature love. White roses symbolize purity, mysticism, and a secret admirer
Helianthus annuus, the common sunflower, is a large annual forb of the genus Helianthus grown as a crop for its edible oil and edible fruits. This sunflower species is also used as wild bird food, as livestock forage (as a meal or a silage plant), in some industrial applications, and as an ornamental in domestic gardens. The plant was first domesticated in the Americas. Wild Helianthus annuus is a widely branched annual plant with many flower heads. The domestic sunflower, however, often possesses only a single large inflorescence(flower head) atop an unbranched stem. The name sunflower might have been derived from the flower’s head shape, which resembles the sun, or from the impression that the blooming plant appears to slowly turn its flower towards the sun as the latter moves across the sky on a daily basis. While they are stunningly beautiful, they are also rich in history and meaning. Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity. Much of the meaning of sunflowers stem from its namesake, the sun itself. Sunflower Meanings. … However, sunflower meanings can vary across cultures. In China, people associate sunflowers with long life, good fortune, and vitality. To Native American groups, sunflowers represent harvest, bounty, and provision because they provided seeds, pigment, and more.
I watched a movie SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER, I had a different perception of sunflower. I noticed that we give way more respect to the roses and avoid the sunflower because roses are common and their representation is always that of love. We by pass the sunflower without knowing what it signifies and rush towards the roses just because its beautiful and everyone wants it.
The same goes to we humans. We see the fine,nicely shaped,tall,etc girls(the roses) and we tend to go after them more often,while forgetting that the fat,chubby,short,not so model like faces are also worth going after.
In most high schools, the beautiful ones form this clique of girls and end up bullying the not so beautiful (won’t call them ugly because no one is ugly). They go through insults,bully , harassment, and are been shamed for their not so perfect face,skin,legs,or dress sense. Why.
There are so many people(sunflower) out there who other than their faces or skin have talents,are intelligent and are friendly but people don’t notice all these about them but only look at their outer personality and degrade them because they aren’t roses.
What we don’t know is that behind every rose,there are thorns . He or she has a problem. Either they don’t last long or once things go wrong they are easily condemned. Every girl has a problem. The fine ones complain that people only see them as what they are facially and not what they can do,while the sunflowers say that we are only regarded as lower species because of our looks and use not what we hold behind us. So as Dr. SEUSS said “Be who you are and say what you feel,because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
I am a sunflower, yes I said so. When I check all the sunflower holds I decided I am a sunflower. Though neglected I bloom to those who have eyes for flower and inner beauty .Sierra appreciated herself after she realized that she was special in her own way. That she didn’t have to be a rose to be appreciated and loved. That she had and needed more than a beautiful face to be loved and appreciated.
So now again I ask ,what are you? Are you a sunflower or a rose. As someone once said,chasing unrealistic expectations of perfection and thinking that one day they’d find the perfect human being when true beauty always lay in the realness of human flaws.
So there is more to you as long as there is MORE to LIFE
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