CNN tells us why real men buy flowers for women

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Beloved flower Lover,

John Devore at CNN starts his  article like this,

Men should buy women flowers. They are colorful. They smell nice. And without them, flora would never get laid. To many, purchasing flowers is cliché or corny or tacky. And to others, it’s an outdated ritual in our modern era of gender equality.

http://articles.cnn.com/2009-10-16/living/tf.real.men.buy.flowers_1_flowers-gender-equality-gifts?_s=PM:LIVING

he continues by writing,

Flowers are not a romantic punchline, nor are they a symbol of patriarchal dominance. Buying daisies or lilies or chrysanthemums for the woman you love is one of those things a man just regularly does. This is a lesson my old man taught me.

Maybe it hearkens back to a time when men were gorillas in gray suits and women were trophies soaking their hands in bowls of Palmolive liquid soap — a time when flowers were employed to mend broken promises, to make up for forgotten dinner dates, or to apologize for lipstick-stained shirt collars.

Those days are in the past, of course. Flowers do not resolve conflicts, nor do they anesthetize. Now that I think about it, they never did. But my dad had a different reasoning for surprise roses. He was always buying my mom flowers, chocolates, and trinkets. Her absentminded whispers while leafing through a catalog would be heard and little surprise gifts would appear at the doorstep.

Most of what I know about women I learned from how my dad treated my mother. I’d be a better man if I followed his example more fastidiously, but I haven’t, and that’s partially why I’ve spent so many years driving relationships off of cliffs. But some lessons stick out.

Theirs was a love affair that lasted four decades. He would sing to her in public, and she’d blush and beg for him to stop. They never seemed to tire of each others’ gentle words. And 45 minutes after he died, on my mother’s birthday, FedEx walked into the ICU with her present — a fancy brand-name bag that escapes me, but that I’m pretty sure is sold in piles on the streets of New York.

and for more go to his article.

We wonder what you feel and think about flower giving and recieving, embarassed,uncomfortable, awkward or totally comfortable, in appreciation of your loved ones and therefore happy to give flowers?

What would others think?

what do you think?

Does it even matter?

We would geninuely love to hear from you

The team

The London Flower Lover

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