Goodness By and By


Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by. –Ovid

November roses are symbols of persistence and resilience. The frosts have begun, and sometimes half the blossoms on a bush will die, their petals curling and turning brown. But some flowers stay bright through several frosts. Eventually they’ll all be gone, browning and drying and falling to the ground to prepare it for growth come spring. Good will come again by and by.

2 thoughts on “Goodness By and By”

  1. skyecaitlin says:

    I thought this was a lovely rose, and the epigram was poignant.

    1. Laura Benedict says:

      Thanks, Skye. Sadly, they’re all curled and a little brown now. 🙁

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