They are resilient, beautiful and represent love. The sturdiness has been hijacked by collectivists as a symbol of 'socialism'. Symbols are just that for weal or woe.
In this particular instance, I'm thinking of my ex's front yard. She is doing well, btw. In law school, determined to help children who have been sexually abused.
There is a lot of work to be done round her place. I have helped as best I can. This particular work was the other day.
Sunday 8/23 was her birthday. I decided to clear a rosebush in her front yard.
It had been there for decades, planted originally by her Mom. It used to thrive, then fell into stagnation.
As dawn approached, I tore into the vines and reedy weeds which were threatening it. The bush seemed overcome, barely discernable, in a mass of choking weeds.
Before I started, I noted at the top there was a tendril poking out. It was a new branch, with fresh leaves and thorns, green and springy.
It poked out and up, seeming to seek sunlight and moisture, even when the weeds were trying to engulf it in order to take its essence.
That tendril appeared to say, 'F*** you weeds! I'm alive! And I'm gonna live!'.
I cleared best I could, displaying the top tendril and two lateral ones.
A neighbor, on disability yet a landscaper, finished the process, til the rosebush was left alone, pristine in its renewed life, for all the living tendrils were green and fresh.
I will nourish it with plant food. There is hope it will grow and thrive like it had for decades previously.
Need I say anything about analogies even metaphors?
To our enemies I say, F*** you collectivist weeds! The Republic is Alive! And it's gonna LIVE!