"The rose is the flower of love--the world has acclaimed it so for centuries. The pink roses are love hopeful and expectant--the white roses are love dead or forsaken--but the red roses--ah, Leslie, what are the red roses?"
"Love triumphant," said Leslie in a low voice.
"Yes--love triumphant and perfect. Leslie, you
know--you understand. I have loved you from the
first. And I know you love me--I don't need to ask
you. But I want to hear you say it--my darling-- my
Leslie said something in a very low and tremulous
voice. Their hands and lips met; it was life's
supreme moment for them and as they stood there in the
old garden, with its many years of love and delight and
sorrow and glory, he crowned her shining hair with the
red, red rose of a love triumphant.
Owen Ford to Leslie in Anne's House of Dreams
17.5+2 inches of Red Coral Ovals, Swarovski Crystal and Vintage Bronze. Necklace $32, Earrings $10