Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Rose By Any Other Name


Clicked this ordinary looking yellow flower in one of my friend's house and as always, consulted Dr. Ida George, an expert in botany for its name and was told that it is Bignonia (botanicalname). She mumbled that these days there are so many hybrids that flowers, as unique as they get, get uniquely unidentifiable as well. As usual, I wrote down the name sincerely lest I forget, so that I may not bother my mind from remembering a flower by some strange name later. To me, the ordinary-common-man, this is a bright-yellow-flower. Duh! Often the problem with us is that we tend to remember things we should forget and forget the things we should remember... I felt... as I remembered Shakespeare's Juliet who said, "What's in a name? that which we call a rose
      By any other name would smell as sweet."

9 comments:

AmitAag said...

what's in a name...so true!:)

Swarnali said...

Nothing to say this time except that those lines you mentioned are probably my favorite lines said by Shakespeare :)

Dee said...

Awesome comparison....
what's in a name, but they do differ like humans,
that flower will feel if we address it commonly as rose :)

Bhavana said...

Seriously, what makes the photo fun is the way you bounce thoughts of it!!
But did that last quote really synch with rest of the para? I was not sure...

VST said...

@Amit: Yep. Agree. Yet it moves.
@Swarnali: See again a favourite line of yours in my post... Just wait for more.
@Dee: Didn't know that.!
@Bhavana: Like the way you see into those writings. And about the syncing, sometimes imperfection makes things beautiful doesn't it, like a scar on a perfect face.

magiceye said...

indeed!

magiceye said...

indeed!

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Rajesh said...

Beautiful flower.