Sunday, February 1, 2009

Flower of the Week: Almond Blossoms

According to the Victorians, almonds and their flowers symbolized Sweetness, as well as the Hope of Heaven.

I love this Vincent Van Gogh painting of a blossoming almond branch. Its fleeting beauty makes me think of his quote "Love is something eternal. The aspect may change, but not the essence."

1 comment:

roamallday said...

I've always loved this Van Gogh image of the almond branch too, and I think it works particularly well here. I feel like it represents life so poignantly with its gnarled and imperfect yet beautiful branches and flourishing flowers opening up in multitudes along the way. It's beautiful in its simplicity and its complexity- like a well lived life, like a person well loved. How better to memorialize. Thank you Modern Mourner. Great find!