In the spirit of spring and new beginnings we take a closer look at the inspiration behind our Two Roads arrangement. Inspired by life on the road and carefree summers living from place to place and song to song. It’s about the journey not the destination; the freedom that travel brings, exploring the unknown and the quest to discover something new. Two of our favourite literary figures come to mind when we think of our Two Roads arrangements. Firstly American poet Robert Frost, his poem The Road Not Taken was our initial inspiration and everything the poem signifies is embedded into the blooms. The verse discusses the various choices we may come across in our life and the different journeys each decision may bring; should we follow the well-trodden path or take the direction unknown?
The poem was an ode to Frost’s friend and British poet Edward Thomas, the duo would take walks in the countryside and Thomas would regrettably never opt for the road less known, that may have given better opportunities. A fact that Frost teases him about in the poem. However when faced with fork in the road, you can only take one path and you must sacrifice one for the other. That’s the beauty of travel venturing into the unknown, and seeing where the path may take you - right or wrong.
When we think of road trips and escaping, the American writer Jack Kerouac and his novel On The Road comes to mind. Inspired by 1950s American, the age of jazz, poetry and counterculture. The novel tells the tale of a group of friends travelling across America and the freedom the sense of travel gives you. The novel echoes the spontaneous feeling of being on the road, this was inspired by a letter from Kerouac’s friend and Beat Generation writer Neal Cassady, whom the character of Dean Moriarty was based on. Take to the open road, embrace a sense of adventure and you’ll never look back.
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Inspire thoughts of freedom and road trips with our wild and natural blooms
Two Roads Flower Jar
Aurora’s Call Room Spray
Two Roads Bouquet