It appeared that the cold winter had killed the tall elegant rose which had been growing in my flourishing herb flower bed. I decided to cut the old wood down almost to its base.
From the old base new green shoots have now sprung.
This has led me to reflect on how in relationships that have lasted a long time, a trauma or shock can strike it down, but if we wait and give time to the relationship, new shoots appear.
Rose is a symbol of love.
Billie Clare is a BACP (senior) accredited counsellor. She has been a counsellor for over 25 years; her approach is engaging, warm and respectful.