Tuesday, June 6, 2017


~ New Pink Rose Bush planted in Susan's Garden ~
(Re-post from July 28, 2015)

My wife and I bought a pair of pink shrub roses and planted them in our garden back in 1997. Mysteriously, in July of 2008, one of the plants suddenly turned brown and appeared to have died. On the 15th of May in 2009, I was planting Morning Glory seeds along the fence when I noticed a new shoot springing from the roots of the rose bush which I thought had died. This is symbolic of the alchemical process known as Palingenesis…

Palingenesis (/ˌpælɪnˈdʒɛnəsɪs/; or palingenesia) is a concept of rebirth or re-creation, used in various contexts in philosophy, theology, politics, and biology. Its meaning stems from Greek palin, meaning again, and genesis, meaning birth.

After a month of soggy weather in the Northeast, the sun was shining brightly on the Fourth of July as the first bud on Susan's regenerated rose bush bloomed! But, before the Summer had ended, it withered and died.

On May 30, 2017 I planted a pink rose bush in Susan's garden in New Bedford, Massachusetts to honor our 30 years of marriage together... transmuted as Love in Friendship.  ~ JDHWB-R

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