I believe the potato should replace the rose as the symbol of love and affection.
Roses only last a couple weeks, and that’s if you leave them in water.
They really only exist to be pretty. That’s like telling your loved one,
“My love for you is transitory and based solely on your appearance.”
Roses are already dying when you give them, and they will soon wilt and die.
That’s like saying, “My love for you is passionate now, but will fade over time.”
But a potato! Potatoes last for weeks, months, or even longer.
In fact, not only will they not soon wilt and die, they will actually grow,
even if you just leave them in the sack. That part alone makes it a good symbol.
But wait, there’s more! First of all you can eat it:
baked, mashed, fried, roasted, chips, fries, salad, soup, and more.
Have you ever tried eating a rose? Yuck.
You can make a battery with a potato.
What can you make with a dead rose? Potpourri, the smell of dying love.
Potatoes may be ugly, but they’re still awesome.
So that’s like saying, “It doesn’t matter at all what you look like, I’ll still love you.”
There are so many ways to enjoy a potato,
and that’s like saying, “I have so many ways in which I show my love for you.”
I prefer a Sweet Potato, instead of a potato or a rose, but I appreciate your sentiment. My husband of 34+ years has done his best to comply! Well said, sir.
I love this! Makes so much sense to me! Married 15 years, 3 kids. =)
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