Flowers are an emblem that I love to wear! Similar to music, flowers move me because of their power to communicate a variety of meanings, emotions, feelings and expressions with or without words. In fact flowers have their own language called "floriography". As expressed in a blog on Penhaligons.com, Floriography was initially created to help men and women use flowers during courting to express themselves with proper decorum and etiquette (I learn something new everyday).
Recently on my Pinterest page, I created a Board entitled "My Flower Love", inspired by a variety of artists adorning flowers. My personal favorites are those I found of the great Billie Holiday and her signature flower, the Gardenia. In the language of flowers, the Gardenia has come to mean secret love—I wonder if Ms. Holiday had any influence on the meaning?
So, the next time you have a sentiment to express, think about making that gesture with music and flowers.
See my Pinterest page here.