The rose as a symbol of light and dark aspects and contradictions of life has not lost its importance. It stands for perfection, grace, joy of living as well as for divine and earthly love, but also for blood and decay. It’s also a symbol for eternal wisdom and secrecy; it’s the flower of virginity, prostitution and vice. The rose is so fascinating because of its ambivalence between love and pain. For me it is a very sensuous, seductive and tempting flower, and I hope you like my new post.