Love thistles that run deep can be intoxicating. That unexpected love. Have you ever met someone with the intent of being only friends? Never requiring anything else and then the unexpected happens. One day you look into each others eyes and you see more than just a friend. I believe this to be one of the most genuine ways to come across love, to find it in the least expected place. So if it's so wonderful, you may ask, why have I characterized it as a thistle? Thistle flowers can be considered very exotic in appearance and quite beautiful to some, but they are also considered weedy. Cirsium Canums, a thistle plant, however, are rare, beautiful and if properly cultivated, bear no weeds. It is an exquisite plant and because of it rarity, has been given the title, 'Queen Ann's Thistle'.
Like the Cirsium Canum, because of previous love experiences encountered, we sometimes associate love with a lot of weeds so to speak. If never loved or given the opportunity to love, then I can assure you, there would be no life vest needed to get you swimming in the pool of affection. It's only when we tie past hurts, regret and resentment to it, that makes one apprehensive about the joyous endeavor. As Oscar Wilde quoted, "Keep love in your heart, A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead". Don't get rid of all of your Cirsium Canum' just yet.
Embrace new beginnings and explore new possibilities. Love has its proper place in our lives, we only need to cultivate it.