Let The Roses Talk

 
Credits: Petrut Vlad

Credits: Petrut Vlad

 

EN:

Although some women don't fall in love with them, and probably will never do, most women in our world do have a fondness for flowers.

I, for one, discovered it quite late in my life.

I remember the first months when Andrei was wooing me and how he gave me flowers almost every time we saw each other, week after week.

From a bouquet tied with a bracelet with tiny charms, to one floweret stray or a single flower plucked from the street, up to dozens of roses wrapped with white ribbons. I don't think a single day passed without having at least two full vases placed on my desk.

One day, he sought me at college with two cups of coffee in his hand. I thought, of course, that one was for me and one for him. Actually he hid a rosebud in one of them, and the other had Belgian hot chocolate inside, so creamy that I wanted to skip my courses and just indulge in it on the stairs, in front of my class.                          

For my birthday he filled my bedroom with peonies, white roses and dusty pink baby roses.

One morning I found my car in the parking lot, with a note attached to the wiper, urging me to take a look behind the wheel. He left there a round, fluffy bouquet, with spring flowers in pastel colors.

Another time we went picking lilac flowers together. And the other day he taught me his secrets on how to make glorious bouquets.

Slowly I began to understand why flowers are so precious, especially since our relationship was somehow marked by their presence.

Dad has a saying that goes like this:

"Faith is not declarative but demonstrative, the same as love."

I like to think he's right and I know that Andrei proved his feelings every time he gifted me flowers and with the attention he gave to every little detail.

Not only because he chose each flower by hand, no matter how many they were in the bouquet, but because he wanted to see me happy all the time.

He still does, in so many ways, but before we had our own language and our common life, full of all the joys that a relationship can give, he let the flowers speak for him.

He was not the type to tell me he loved me from the first day, nor the second week or even the third month.

And I'm glad he didn't, because I was always of the opinion that some words are so fragile, that they can lose their value if not used with care.

But his courtesy and the pride with whom he showed his devotion, proved me everything I needed, even so early in our relationship.

And now? I have him, my life partner and a real fascination for flowers.

RO:

Desi unele femei nu se indragostesc de ele, si probabil nu o vor face niciodata, majoritatea femeilor din lumea noastra au o slabiciune pentru flori.

Eu, una, am descoperit-o destul de tarziu.

Tin minte primele luni in care imi facea Andrei curte si cum imi daruia flori aproape de fiecare data cand ne vedeam, saptamana de saptamana.

De la un buchetel legat cu o bratara cu talismane, la cate un fir ratacit sau o floricia rupta de pe strada, pana la zeci de trandafiri infasurati in panglici albe. Nu cred ca a trecut vreo zi fara sa fi avut minim doua vaze asezate pe birou.

O data m-a cautat la facultate cu doua pahare de cafea in mana. Credeam, bineinteles, ca unul dintre ele era pentru mine si unul pentru el. Defapt in unul imi ascunsese un boboc de trandafir, iar in celalalt aveam ciocolata calda, belgiana, atat de cremoasa incat mai ca nu-mi venea sa ma mai intorc la cursuri si sa stau doar sa o savurez pe o scara, in fata clasei.

De ziua mea mi-a umplut dormitorul cu bujori, baby roses de un roz prafuit si trandafiri tineri.

Intr-o dimineata mi-am gasit masina in parcare, in centru, cu un biletel prins de stergator, indemnandu-ma sa ma uit in spatele rotii. Acolo imi lasase un buchet mare si rotunjor, cu flori de primavara in culori pastelate.

Alta data am fost la cules de liliaci impreuna. Iar in alta zi m-a invat si pe mine sa fac buchete.

Incetul cu incetul am inceput sa inteleg de ce florile sunt asa pretioase, in special ca relatia noastra a fost cumva marcata de prezenta lor.

Tata are o vorba, care suna cam asa:

"Credinta nu e declarativa, ci demonstrativa, la fel si dragostea."

Imi place sa cred ca are dreptate si stiu ca Andrei imi demonstra de fiecare data ceea ce simtea prin atentia pe care o acorda fiecarui detaliu.

Nu numai pentu ca alegea fiecare floare in parte, oricat de multe ar fi fost intr-un buchet, ci pentru ca voia sa ma vada mereu fericita.

O face in continuare, in atat de multe feluri, insa inainte sa avem limba noastra si viata noastra comuna, plina de toate bucuriile pe care o relatie ti-le poate oferi, el lasa florile sa vorbeasca pentru el. 

Nu a fost genul care sa-mi spuna din prima zi ca ma iubeste, nici din a doua saptamana sau a treia luna.

Am apreciat mult asta, fiindca am fost mereu de parere ca unele cuvinte pot oricand sa-si piarda din valoare, daca nu sunt folosite cu grija.

Dar curtoazia lui si mandria cu care isi arata devotamentul mi-au demonstrat tot ceea ce aveam nevoie, inca de pe atunci.

Iar acum? M-am ales cu el, partenerul meu de viata, si cu o adevarata fascinatie pentru flori.

There are many ways of presentation and many types of flowers that show joy or elegance, sensuality or purity. The message changes depending on what we choose to gift to our beloved ones or to ourselves - because that's allowed too! 

We have to get used to spoil ourselves on our own sometimes.

Last week, for example, I stopped for a minute on my way to my car, to choose a few young peonies from a lil' old man standing in the corner of the street. I put them on the nightstand, so I can see them first thing in the morning. That's exactly what I need on this rainy weather.

What we didn't have a few years ago when everything I was telling you about happened, were the luxury flower shops we now have in Cluj.

Avenue des Roses delighted me not once, but three times with huge boxes of roses. Each flower perfect in his own way.

From the classic red roses in a black box to the peach ones combined with white (a hint of spring), to a special Easter box with a pile of golden eggs in the middle of the rosé roses.

You do realise that they touched my heart with that, right?

So we got to talk more and decided to give some of our joy further.

So we organised a Giveaway, where you have the opportunity to give a box of flowers to your special one!

 

 

Sunt multe feluri de prezentare si multe tipuri de flori care denota eleganta sau voiosie, senzualitate sau puritate. Mesajele se schimba in functie de ceea ce alegem sa daruim, sau sa ne daruim, fiindca si asta e voie!

Trebuie sa ne obisnuim sa ne facem bucurii si de unii singuri.

Saptamana trecuta, de exemplu, m-am oprit pe drum spre masina sa aleg cativa bujori neinfloriti de la un nene asezat la colt, sa-i pun pe noptiera. Sa vad flori primul lucru de dimineata e genul de start de care am nevoie pe vremea asta ploioasa.

Ceea ce nu exista acum cativa ani cand se intamplau toate ce ti le-am povestit mai sus, erau florariile de lux de care avem acum parte in Cluj.

Avenue des Roses m-au incantat nu o data, ci de trei ori cu cutii imense de trandafiri. Fiecare fir perfect in felul lui.

De la cel clasic cu trandafiri rosii intr-o cutie neagra, la cei peach combinati cu alb, cu iz de primavara, pana la o cutie speciala de pasti, cu un morman de oua aurii in mijlocul trandafirilor rosé.

Iti dati seama ca mi-au ajuns la inima, nu?

Asa am ajuns sa povestim mai multe si sa ne hotaram sa dam o parte din bucuria de care noi avem parte, mai departe.

Asa ca organizam un Giveaway, unde vei avea ocazia sa daruiesti o cutie de flori celei care te face fericit/a!

Location: Hotel Palace Turda

Location: Hotel Palace Turda


Giveaway

TELL SOMEONE HOW MUCH YOU CARE, WITH A BOX OF ROSES.

 

Eu alaturi de cei de la Avenue des Roses vrem sa-ti oferim o cutie de trandafiri, ca cea din imaginea de mai jos,

sa o daruiesti unei persoane dragi tie.

Poate fi prietena ta cea mai buna, iubita ta, mamica sau tipa draguta de la biroul invecinat, e alegerea ta.

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Concursul e valabil pana in 29 MAI.

xx