Sunday, May 1, 2011

Pink Tulip

Apparently, the tulips at the Netherlands Carillon are a bit ambiguous. The parrot tulips in full bloom resemble peonies or even lotus flowers. This pink tulip looks like a rose bud, doesn't it?

So what's in a name? On this topic, Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare mused in Romeo and Juliet:
'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.
Regardless of its name, this flower is just beautiful.

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