A single red rose promises life long devotion and love. The red rose speaks of a love that is unchanging and does not wither away. "I will always love you and all my affections are concentrated in you alone"
"My rose is wilting," Diana murmured. She looked fearfully over the dark horizon; the days were darker than she'd ever daringly imagined. "I fear its death is close at hand now. And if it does die, it will prove that not all things can last forever.