a little chaos

pink roses

In this movie starring Kate Winslet and Alan Rickman, this is the scene of the presentation of Madame Barra to the King of France. She gave him an open pink rose. I just finished watching it.

The King: A light honest scent, natural and unforced. Some other roses seem faded and overblown.

M: That fate awaits all roses sire. All roses are open to the elements your majesty.

They bud, bloom, and fade.

The rose grows entirely unaware, changing from one state to another.

And although the elements may treat her cruelly

She knows nothing of it and continues to her end without judgment on her beauty.

Alas ’tis not the same for us.

King: If such a rose could speak, what would she say?

M: Yes, I am here and gave service under nature’s eye.

And after me, my children will be.

Is there any greater contribution or a more graceful end?

King: A wise rose. And what protection can the gardener afford this rose from the elements of change?

M: Patience, care, and a little warmth from the sun are our best hope, your majesty.

King: I am obliged to you madame for that sweet reminder.

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