Red roses are a symbol of love in our culture. So sending roses is an act of love, I guess. And I’ll admit that fresh, red roses beautifully arranged are hard to beat. But they’re expensive. And they are ephemeral: if a fresh rose symbolizes love, what does a wilted, drooping rose suggest? I’m not even going to suggest the possible answers to that question.
But these roses will never wilt. So that’s why they are “better than the real thing.” Feel free to share them with someone you love. . . .