“Make love, not war” is what the hippies said in the 60s and then there was the sex and drugs and rock and roll that came along with this new liberated lifestyle. Flowers are beautiful and they also can smell sweet. Back in the 1970s, people started saying, “Wake up and smell the roses!”, which is a conflation of two separate phrases, those being, “Wake up and smell the coffee!”, which means to get real and “Stop and smell the roses”, which means to take time out of your busy day so that you can enjoy the finer or more enjoyable aspects of life. None of the hippies were saying that line from Apocalypse Now “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.”
Written for Mathew’s Daily Inkling where the prompt is “Flower Power”.