011By: Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb

Happy Valentines Day!

Below is an excerpt from a short essay I wrote as a reporter for the Windsor Journal, first published on February 14, 2003 pondering the question “Is it passe for men to bring women flowers?”

Speaking On Behalf of Women Who Still Love Flowers

…. The most memorable men not only bring flowers, open doors and pull out a woman’s chair, but these days, they also respect her goals and achievements. Comparatively, evolved women no longer expect a man to be invincible. As the song goes, “Give to me your leather, take from me my lace.”

It’s not so much a person’s actions per se that make a difference. Rather, it’s what those actions can represent that matter, such as a “bouquet” of thoughtfulness.

So, speaking on behalf of women who still love flowers – bring them.                                    Preferably, pink roses.012

To hear Stevie Nicks sing “Give to me your leather, take from me my lace,” – video posted on newsandviewsjb Twitter.