Nikki’s Roses

I love roses and there are thirty planted in my yard! Pruning and arranging them in vases for the house is a joy. They are beautiful but the thorns on these are wicked and can really wound one unexpectedly. A metaphor for life on many levels. I often think of the lyric Rosanne Cash wrote that captured that truth in the words of a song: God is in the roses . . . and the thorns.