the-rose

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Weighing nearly one ton, The Rose by Jay DeFeo is one of the most complicated works in the Whitney’s collection to install. On February 15, the work was installed at the Whitney Museum as part of the exhibition Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective (opening February 28). The work arrived in New York from California, where the Whitney’s exhibition had finished a successful run at SFMOMA. Photographer Paula Court documented the installation that day from start to finish.

To the most delicate rose in my life. Happy Mother’s Day to you and every mother out there!

Lukas W.

When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong

Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun’s love
In the spring becomes the rose

 “The Rose,” Bette Midler

Inspired by this lovely piece from Starpuncher.

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Amy Poehler and Jack Black Singing “The Rose” at Festival Supreme 2015    

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Some say love it is a river 
that drowns the tender reed 
Some say love it is a razor 
that leaves your soul to bleed 

Some say love it is a hunger 
an endless aching need 
I say love it is a flower 
and you its only seed 

It’s the heart afraid of breaking 
that never learns to dance 
It’s the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance 
It’s the one who won’t be taken 
who cannot seem to give 
and the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live 

When the night has been too lonely 
and the road has been too long 
and you think that love is only 
for the lucky and the strong 
Just remember in the winter far beneath the bitter snows 
lies the seed 
that with the sun’s love 
in the spring 
becomes the rose