There is a reason that giving flowers is one of our oldest expressions of love. Flowers embody love in its purest form. Their beauty is only guaranteed for a day,or even, perhaps, only a moment. The experience they provide, however, can never be taken. The smell of the first blooms we receive from a lover, the prick as we pin on our dates boutonniere, the velvety softness of a single rose, the cheery faces of daisies—these are more than memories of bygone beauty—these are brilliant flashes of love’s lasting effect on our lives. Every moment of love, every floral scented memory, leaves an impression on our souls.