So today is St, George’s Day, also known as the festival of roses. It is mostly celebrated in England, but
in Spain, men give women roses and women give men books.
This is my kind of holiday :)
"O! how much more doth beauty beauteous seem,
By that sweet ornament which truth doth give!
The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem
For that sweet odour which doth in it live.
The canker-blooms have full as deep a dye
As the perfumed tincture of the roses,
Hang on such thorns and play as wantonly
When summer’s breath their masked buds discloses:
But, for their virtue only is their show,
They live unwoo’d and unrespected fade,
Die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so;
Of their sweet deaths are sweetest odours made:
And so of you, beauteous and lovely youth,
When that shall fade, my verse distills your truth.”
One of my favorite sonnets. Happy Birthday William Shakespeare!
I got a Chip cup from Beauty and the Beast! They are exclusive to Disneyland & Disneysea Tokyo.