While we were watching the parade, one of the cars played "The Rose" by Bette Midler loudly. In Portland, the roses are much bigger than the ones I've ever saw in Taiwan; however, like all the roses, they have scary thorns. While the roses representing love, the thorns representing that love can hurt people easily, which is so true. Like the words from the lyrics, "Love is only for the lucky and the strong," sometime we stop to believe in our own believing when we were down. However, we should never forget that every tough moment we've gone through would become something beautiful in the near future like what is said in the last few lines of the lyrics.