Elizabeth Eurnari once said, ~Love is a rose, which grows out of tenderness which needs the caress of soft touch and care. If one does not feed it with water and sun the beautiful petals will fall one by one. And there will stand alone the long and green stem whith only the memory of what once was the beautiful image of God's greatest gift...love!~ In some aspect, the human heart is like a rose and each petal is considered to be a piece of one's heart that represent qualities of love such as trust, honesty, tenderness, caring, kindness, understanding, etc. For its each of those qualities mentioned above not only work together to give off a sweet smelling aroma, but an absolute beauty than can be seen when you show/give all that you have in your heart to that special someone.
Without a doubt, when it comes to the petals of a potential and/or significant other's heart it most definitely takes the proverbial soft touch to handle something considerably delicate. In a sense, just like the delicate petals of a raose the delicate "petals" of a person's heart can be preciously cared for and nutured so that the qualities of love are able to hold strong through even the harshest of situations in a relationship instead of letting them to in all intensive wither away from the lack of attention being given. I think many would agree being able to have someone in your life who has the capacity to spend quality time in treating every part of your heart in such a positive, warm, gentle way you grow more in love with him/her each day.
If you think about it, when you look at a rose you can see an all around depth to it in which there are layers of petals that can be seen as well as unseen. Essentially, the same can be said when you metaphorically look into a guy/girl's heart and truly see the immense depth concerning particular layers of importance like communication, commitment, intamecy, faith, friendship, integrity, respect, etc., which are key aspects for love that is deeply meaningful. Its a sad situation ineed when there isn't any depth to be seen within somone's heart showing you that even though you attention is initially capture by the beautiful and allbeit alluring scent you'll unfortunately find out the hard way there there wasn't more to him/her than meets the eye.
Someone said, ~...Within every soul ... there is a rose....We neglect to water the good within us, and eventually it dies.We never realize our potential. Some don't see the rose within themselves ... It takes someone else to show it to them...This is the truest, most innocent, and gracious characteristic of love - to know another person, including their faults, recognize the nobility in their soul, and yet still help another to realize they can overcome their faults. If we show them the rose, they will conquer the thorns. Only then will they blossom... Our duty in this world is to help others, by showing them their roses and not their thorns. It is then that we achieve the love we should feel for each other. Only then can we bloom in our own garden.~
In retrospect, every person has been at some point been pricked by the thorns of heartbreak on the stem of someone else's heart. Yet, when you experience true happiness those thorns are cut away from the stem to never be afraid of being hurt again. Thinking about it, its the thornless stem of one's heart that is able to hold in place all the petals of love you never want plucked or blown away. It's just a matter of looking to God's word for guidance and its in the light of His word that the inidividual petals are nourished and thriving with life. In the end, when you can completely give your all emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually, to the one you love then you can say as you place his/her hand on your chest my heart is yours for all time.