“You love the roses – so do I. I wish The sky would rain down roses, as they rain From off the shaken bush. Why will it not? Then all the valley would be pink and white And soft to tread on. They would fall as light As feathers, smelling sweet; and it would be Like sleeping and like waking, all at once!” -George Eliot, Roses

Beloved Flower Lover,

 

“You love the roses – so do I. I wish
The sky would rain down roses, as they rain
From off the shaken bush.  Why will it not?
Then all the valley would be pink and white
And soft to tread on. They would fall as light
As feathers, smelling sweet; and it would be
Like sleeping and like waking, all at once!”
-George Eliot, Roses

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Flowers are those little colorful beacons of the sun from which we get sunshine when dark, somber skies blanket our thoughts. – Dodinsky

Beloved Flower Lover,

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Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. –Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

Beloved Flower Lover,

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What’s in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. -Excerpt from Romeo and Juliet (2.2.45-7)

Beloved Flower Lover,

What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
by any other name would smell as sweet.
-Excerpt from Romeo and Juliet (2.2.45-7)

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The London Flower Lover,

The Team

 

 

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RIP Fellow Blogger: Marie Elaine Williams: Flowers for you and your amazing life. 18th Oct 1953-21st April 2019

Beloved Flower Lover,

We have come to make lots of real friends through blogging and introduced many to the practice of blogging. Marie Williams sadly passed away a few weeks ago,  April 21st in the early hours of the morning at a lovely hospice and her funeral will be held in North London, May 30th.

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We are humbled to know that we showed her how to blog and how she totally got into it and became this prolific writer thereafter. Her writings were all about reclaiming the her narrative.

Although she passed with cancer, we know that before she did that she was able to use her blog for personal healing and produced amazing poems that her daughter plans to collate into a booklet.

The Darkest Night

In the darkest night
Believe that the light within you
Can certainly never die

~ Marie Williams – June 2018

It’s weird to know that we won’t be seeing her comments on our posts. Gosh even thinking about that just makes you think. We really value you. Yes, you who have been on this journey with us. We think of you each time we look at your profile photos. So thank you Pat, Merryfairy, Celia and so many  many others. You are in our hearts.

Please join us in spirit and send Marie and her family love, light, peace and joy at this time.

We love you all,

The Team

The London Flower Lover

p.s. In life and death you are loved!

P.S. please go and see her work.

https://mariewilliams53.wordpress.com/2016/10/07/guest-blog-post-thank-you-in-marie-williams-exact-words/

https://mariewilliams53.wordpress.com/author/mariewilliams53/

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If anyone wants to send flowers, they can send them to the Co-Op Funeral Care 113-119 Lancaster Road. Enfield.  EN2 0JN.

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