That fate awaits all roses Sire. All roses are open to the elements your majesty they bud, bloom and fade. The rose grows entirely unaware changing naturally from one state to another and although the elements may treat her cruelly she knows nothing of it and continues to her end without judgement on her beauty. Alas it is not the same for us.
If such a rose could speak what would she say?
Yes I am here and gave service under natures eye and after me my children will be. Is there any greater contribution or more graceful end?
A wise rose. And what protection can a gardner afford this rose from the harsh elements of change?
Patience, care and a little warmth from the sun are our best hope your majesty.
Kate Winslet and Alan Rickmans exchange at court in A Little Chaos. A beautifully written film.