“Blushing is the color of virtue.” – Diogenes Diogenes
Why the above quote? In my post titled “2013 Peony Series – 01” I provided the meanings of the Peony. Anger was one of the meanings. I chose this quote and image not because the image makes me feel angry, but because if you look closely at the image there is a Peony hiding in the background as though perhaps it is angry, or has caused anger.
I love the quote because it is so true and there is no value in holding onto anger, only in letting it go.
As an introduction to the Peony series I must share with you the meanings of the Peony in the language of flowers. The meanings vary and include a wide range of emotions.
Peony: Shame, happy marriage, compassion, anger, bashfulness
The image posted above is titled heavenly because it appears that the flower petals float off into infinity, or heaven. It is dreamy, like pink clouds. The quote links the meaning of the peony, happy marriage, with the title of the image. Love and heaven united.