Today when I received a special bouquet from FloraQueen I was reminded of a quote which is one of my favorites.
Although it's often been attributed to e.e.cummings, it actually appears in Hamatreya, by Ralph Waldo Emerson. A slight misquote, its meaning taken out of context is quite different than in the poem.
The full line in the poem reads:
"Earth laughs in flowers, to see her boastful boys
Earth-proud, proud of the earth that is not theirs;
Who steer the plough but cannot steer their feet
Clear of the grave."
Out if context it's a light and cheerful image, warm and fuzzy even. In context, it's an illustration of nature's supremacy, mocking the arrogance of a humanity which thinks it holds dominion over earth-an immortal force created long before we existed and will remain long after we've gone. I definitely find the quote more interesting with the nuances of meaning the poem presents, and I still feel it's a cheerful pick me up as flowers are.
To me "The Earth Laughs in Flowers" is a reminder to pay attention to fleeting instances of beauty and to appreciate what I have when I have it. Because as Emerson points out, the nature of life is transitory. Life and the people that bring joy to us should be celebrated.
I enjoyed receiving my bouquet so much I'm going to show my mom how much I appreciate her with a beautiful arrangement of flowers and chocolates from FloraQueen.
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Thank you so much for your time and attention! Thank you for allowing me to share my special Tuesday with you.
I hope you are inspired to make an ordinary day a little more special!