Sunny Days to Come
28 February 2015
Well, we made it thru February and praise the gods tomorrow is first day of March. I feel a real sense of renewal, a rebooting if you will, like a cloud has been lifted.
I just stocked my sunny and bright house with lemon yellow daffodils. They’re everywhere. Desk in studio, foyer, kitchen, my bath vanities.
Which reminds me of a poem from childhood by Wordsworth. Here’s an excerpt:
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
And just some interesting info:
THE MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF
NARCISSUS / DAFFODIL
Symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings, the daffodil is virtually synonymous with spring. Though their botanic name is narcissus, daffodils are sometimes called jonquils, and in England, because of their long association with Lent, they’re known as the “Lent Lily.” Lore connecting the daffodil to not only a sign of winter’s end but a lucky emblem of future prosperity is found throughout the world. In Wales, it’s said if you spot the first daffodil of the season, your next 12 months will be filled with wealth, and Chinese legend has it that if a daffodil bulb is forced to bloom during the New Year, it will bring good luck to your home.
The March birth flower and the 10th wedding anniversary flower, a gift of daffodils is said to ensure happiness. But always remember to present daffodils in a bunch – the same legends that associate this cheerful flower with good fortune warn us that when given as a single bloom, a daffodil can foretell misfortune.
So Dear Readers—run out and pick up many bunches and fill your home….they’re certain to brighten your mood.
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