Within the context of the current chaos we face around the world, social distancing will likely be the way we communicate, at least for now, until this virus abates and is eradicated.
There are many ways we communicate. Along with speaking directly to one another, we have email, texting, social media, and even photography. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.
With respect to the thought of being isolated for the next while, I’d like to point out how nature and gardens have been a refuge for many in anxious times. Certainly they have been for me.
Further to the point of communicating, I’d like to touch on the language of flowers.
This form of connecting with one another was popular during the Victorian era, but actually goes back much further in time.
People have been using flowers as a way to convey an idea or a message for thousands of years.
Through a gift of single blossom, the person on the receiving end of that floral gift would know exactly what the sender was trying convey. Flowers have a vocabulary all their own.
Every flower has its own distinct meaning, so any requirement of a verbal or written message would not be required.
So, I’m sharing some of my favourite flowers and their meanings here that relate to the times we currently find ourselves in.
It’s my hope to offer a little optimism, and encourage some positive thinking, and perhaps even a little less anxiety for the near future.
We’ll get through it together, only separately! 😉
Stay well everyone and keep in touch.