2013 Peony Series – 05

 “Blushing is the color of virtue.” – Diogenes Diogenes

Bashful

Bashful

2013 Peony Series – 02

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

60 Seconds of Happiness60 Seconds of Happiness

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.

 

2013 Peony Series – 01

“I confess that I love him, I rejoice that I love him, I thank the maker of Heaven and Earth that gave him to me. The exultation floods me.”-

– Emily Dickinson

 

Heavenly

Heavenly

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.