The Daisy

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

. . . Leonardo da Vinci

The last flower that I will explore is the daisy. I have loved daisies for as long as I can remember. I think it’s their beautiful simplicity that draws me too them. In the book, The Language of Flowers by Marina Heilmeyer, the daisy is referred to as the “love flower”. This is due to the fact that in the fifteenth century daisy petals began being plucked off to determine if someone “loved you” or “loved you not.”

Daisies are considered sacred to the German goddesses Freya and Ostrara. In Roman Catholicism the daisy is a symbol of the Virgin Mary and a love that transcends all. The daisy is also a symbol of contempt for worldly goods. In the book of Hours, it is said that all of god’s creations even the tiniest of daisies hold vast wisdom.

Below is a public domain image of a daisy that I found online at vintage printables.

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