One of Kavi’s middle…

One of Kavi's middle names is Jacintha, my mother's name. If you look at the Greek version of the name, it means beautiful / hyacinth (from the Greek myth of the youth Hyacinth). Spring is coming, and the grocery stores are full of hyacinths, filling the flower stand with their thick, sweet scent.

I ran across this lovely quote this morning at Design*Sponge:

If, of thy mortal goods, thou art bereft,
And from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left,
Sell one and from the dole,
Buy Hyacinths to feed the soul.

 Saadi (12th Century Persian Poet)

I love how Sarah (from Blossom and Branch) nestled the hyacinths in milk glass in a small bed of wheatgrass. Clever, and so unassumingly charming!

2 thoughts on “One of Kavi’s middle…”

  1. The first time I ran into this idea, it was in David Edgar’s “Continental Divide.” “And every May Day they would march behind the red flag and they’d chant ‘If you have two loaves of bread, sell one and buy a rose to feed your soul.”

  2. Mary Anne Mohanraj

    Interesting. I love roses, but I admit, I prefer the original. Roses get enough credit as it is, don’t you think? 🙂

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