joy magnetism: Roses on my table*

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Roses on my table*

Magnet #453 - Speicher Bouquet

This painting from Eugene Edward Speicher isn't on display anywhere, which makes me curious where I picked up this set of flower still life magnets.

Especially because (in total ungirly fashion), I'm not a fan of flowers. Oh, I don't mind flowers in a garden, but it seems sort of sad that the flowers have been pulled up from the earth and shoved into a vase just for the short-lived benefit of some human to enjoy them.

Of course, the flipside of that is seeing people enjoy them. Dimly, I remember that incredibly silly movie called Bed of Roses where Christian Slater plays a flower delivery guy, and people asked him why he was doing that instead of doing something more. And he told them it was because everyone's happy when they see him. That's always stuck in my head - I mean, who isn't happy when they get flowers?

Some people, my mother, really enjoy flowers. A concept that's foreign to me. But, you know how I Eeeeeeee!!!!! over George Clooney or David Tennant? That's my mom with flowers. Doesn't matter if she's at a botanical garden or if she's walking down a random NYC sidewalk passing a bodega lined with their tall buckets of flowers. She. Loves. Flowers.

So happy birthday, Mom!

*From the quote: I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. ~Emma Goldman (Yes, yes, Mommy, I know there are no roses in this bouquet. Go with it.)

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1 comment:

Erika said...

Happy Birthday, Dr Abella!