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Birthday Rose maybeThere’s a long-standing tradition where Deborah Henson-Conant comes from, and it goes like this:

On your birthday, someone gives you a rose and your job is to head out for a long walk and take this rose with you. It’s generally better if you’re in a city with a lot of people around, because your job is to find the person who belongs to that rose. And when you find them, you explain this is your Birthday Rose — and if they’ll take it, then you get to make a wish and they get to make a wish, and both those wishes will come true.

Just don’t try to find exactly where she’s coming from.

(You’ve perhaps seen this flower before.)



  1. Tatyana »

    2 November 2011 · 7:40 am

    Happy Birthday!
    [did I get it right?]

  2. CGHill »

    2 November 2011 · 8:04 am

    Well, it’s not mine, actually. Nor is it hers. But since it will apply eventually, thank you.

  3. Tatyana »

    2 November 2011 · 9:18 am

    Knowing how you like round-about associations – and your modesty – I thought that was a hint.
    OK, conserve it for the correct date, then

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