No Bouquet for Lucy Snowe – Brontë’s Villette

 

tulips

Pupils and teachers sat neatly arrayed, orderly, and expectant, each bearing in her hand the bouquet of felicitation– the prettiest spring-flowers all fresh, and filling the air with their fragrance:  I only had no bouquet.  I like to see flowers growing, but when they are gathered, they cease to please.  I look on them as things rootless and perishable; their likeness to life makes me sad.  I never offer flowers to those I love; I never wish to receive them from hands dear to me.    

– Charlotte Brontë, Villette  

 

 

2 thoughts on “No Bouquet for Lucy Snowe – Brontë’s Villette

  1. beautiful.. love love tulips.. they don’t last long so like a good time.. be in the moment as it will soon be gone..

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