Hello, this is a vase, a vase pronounced /ˈveɪs/, with a long ‘a’. I have a vase, pronounced /ˈvɑːz/, with a short’o’ and ‘z’ which will be purged later.
Q: What is the difference between the two?
A: Not much.
This ‘ ā ‘ vase holds fewer flowers, flowers more dainty like daffodils, pansies, daisies, and violets. These are very pleasant flowers and don’t cause any quarrel with their neighbors be they humans, young pups or fellow petals. They are more likely to be used to decorate a woman’s hair as they are light and easily manipulated into a floral wreath. This wouldn’t work with large, clumsy flowers such as king proteas, pink dahlias and the oddly named foxglove. The Purging Lutheran isn’t criticizing these bigger blossoms, I’m only noting differences in them. Have you ever considered drinking water, wine or soft drinks from vases? Why not? Do you think you’ll look uneducated? What if you drank from it by yourself, would that matter? Flowers aren’t dirty. They don’t carry cold or flu germs. Expand your thinking.
Matthew 6:28-29 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.