What type of flower are you?
If you could be any flower in the world what type of flower would you be? What type of flower would define who you are? What type of flower would show your true characteristics?
When I asked my 13 year-old daughter, “what type of flower are you?”. I expected her to stubble over the question or at least need to take a moment to think about it but, she quickly answered that she would be “a rose”. Confidently, she stated she would be a rose because she would be beautiful at the top but when the wrong person approached, she could use her thrones to protect herself.
When I thought of my daughter being a rose, I thought about the song that Aretha Franklin once sung:
A Rose is Still a Rose
Baby Girl you’re still a flower
He can’t lead you and then take you
Make you and then break you
Baby girl you hold the power
When my daughter asked me, “mom what type of flower would you be mom?” I immediately answered I would be a “sunflower”. Her answer was so profound and she knew the exact reason of why she would be a rose and how she would use the rose and all of its attributes to shape her personality. If you It was if she had originally posed the question to me instead of the reverse. I felt a little embarrassed that I didn’t know anything about the sunflower. I posed the question, what type of flower are you not for you to assert yourself into a world of arboretum but for us to think of our inner beauty and for us to think of our natural placement in society-our natural placement as WOMEN in our society.
Take a moment to think of the flowers in your community. Regardless of how beautiful the flowers are people will still spit of them, throw cigarettes on them and the list could go on and on. If we all take a moment to think about it, this is also the way society sometimes treat us as women. The treatment of women are not as literal as the treatment I described of flowers of course but a lot of times regardless of our beauty, women go without notice or the deserved attention. The good thing is the way we are treated doesn’t diminish our beauty it just means that as flowers it’s time to multiply and continue to show our true beauty and not the DEFINE beauty of society of being nude and scantily dressed.
After doing a little research here’s what I found out about sunflowers:
Their true name is helianthus. Sunflowers are tall and course and can grow over 16 feet, are normally grown for beauty and for harvesting of seed. Sunflowers are tough and easy to grow on good soil.
Take a moment and think of your favorite flower.Then do a little research on your favorite flower. Then compare yourself to what you learned about your favorite flower. You’ll be amazed by what you find out about your flower choice. Be sure to share what you learned about your favorite flower with us!
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