A rose is a rose no matter what we call it. I'm becoming less enamored by labels as life goes on since the label itself might be what's toxic.

In contrast to that idea, words do matter since they can dispel strawman claims of a dog whistle by people who think they can read minds.

You wrote about the universal rose in a world where many seek to divide us with agenda driven labels for the rose.

Retired and living my golden years in a world full of angry people.

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