I was brought up with the idea that
a gentleman should always bring a bouquet when visiting a lady.
This may sound a trifle old-fashioned,
but I'm inclined to abide by it.
For me, it is not about manners though.
I consider a bouquet a token of affection.
See how happy Grandma was
when I presented a bouquet to her yesterday.
We both knew that it was not the bouquet itself that brought her joy, but rather the deep affection it embodied.
Similarly, it was not the snack
Grandma prepared for me that warmed my heart,
but the loving tenderness with which she prepared it.