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"To take the world as one finds it, the bad with the good, making the best of the present moment. To laugh at Fortune alike whether she be generous or unkind; to spend freely when one has money, and to hope gaily when one has none; to fleet the time carelessly, living for love and art, this is the temper and spirit of the House D'LaRose. It is a light and graceful philosophy, but it is the Gospel of the Moment, this exoteric being; and if, in some noble natures, it rises to a bold simplicity and naturalness, it may also lend its butterfly precepts to some very pretty vices and lovable faults, for in life, The D'LaRose may find almost every sin save that of Hypocrisy. Faults of the blood are more commonly those of self-indulgence, thoughtlessness, vanity and procrastination, and these usually go hand-in-hand with generosity, love and charity. A fair and firm friend, a devoted love, a staunch soldier, these things and more, The D'LaRose. Woe betide the enemy! 'Neath the tender buds of jovial comaraderie, there be thorns most insistent to fly to your side! The credo, motto, and mantra by which the house be blessed or cursed: It is not enough to be one’s self, one must allow others to be themselves, as well. One must choose and find one’s own path, be one’s own self, live one’s own life." - Jores Cambret, historian, House D'LaRose (A note regarding house arms: White is the color of purity, chastity and innocence. White flowers are generally associated with new beginnings; they can also be used to convey sympathy/compassion, humility, or spirituality.) RPoTA Link: http://www.rpota.com/#activity/characterdetails/56a52b91023fd49e259f48ea/