Bringing myself flowers: “We need bread but we need roses, too.”

“What the woman who labors wants is the right to live, not simply exist — the right to life as the rich woman has the right to life, and the sun and music and art. You have nothing that the humblest worker has not a right to have also. The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too. Help, you women of privilege, give her the ballot to fight with.”

Rose Schneiderman, labor union leader, 1912.

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24 Responses to Bringing myself flowers: “We need bread but we need roses, too.”

  1. Mags says:

    Beautiful flowers.

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  2. cathkalcolor says:

    Love the vase as much as the flowers! Beautiful color on both.

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  3. Ms Schneiderman’s words move my heart every time they have been put before me during my lifetime. The visual you created with your art and her words . . . priceless.

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  4. Beautiful. I also believe in flower power! 🙂

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  5. janebye says:

    Gorgeous all around!
    “Hearts starve as well as bodies; bread and roses, bread and roses.”

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    • Suzassippi says:

      I loved it when I actually learned the lyrics of the song, but even more when I learned what the song (first a poem) was based on from the union strike. I think my next piece should be a tribute to Rose Schneiderman and Bread and Roses.

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  6. Your new vase is beautiful! (The flowers are too.) I can’t bring myself flowers because the cats insist on eating them.☹️

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  7. Julia says:

    The flowers look lovely in the vase that you made.

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  8. Jessica says:

    I’d love to hear about how you made your vases! Are the faces clay?

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