Archives for the day of: November 2, 2016

AND…….Don’t say ; “Are you sure there is really something wrong with you? “You look ok to me”. ~~dru~~

Flourish and Blogs

Living with anxiety is really difficult.  We always manage, but it’s something that we deal with every single day.  And while we know it’s also hard for the people in our lives, there are always things we just wish you knew and understood about having anxiety.  Here are some of them:

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POMEGRANATE

“In Ancient Greek mythology, the pomegranate was known as the “fruit of the dead” and believed to have sprung from the blood of Adonis………The pomegranate originated in the region of modern-day Iran, and has been cultivated since ancient times throughout the Mediterranean region and northern India. It was introduced into Spanish America in the late 16th century and California, by Spanish settlers, in 1769.”   Source: Wikipedia

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In Mexico it is frequently planted, and it is sometimes found in gardens in Hawaii. The tree was introduced in California by Spanish settlers in 1769. It is grown for its fruit mostly in the dry zones of that state and Arizona. In California, commercial pomegranate cultivation is concentrated in Tulare, Fresno and Kern counties, with small farms in Imperial and Riverside counties. There were 2,000 acres (810 ha) of hearing trees in these areas in the 1920’s. Production declined from lack of demand in the 1930’s but new farms were made when demand increased in the 1960’s.
The inner beauty of the pomegranate has inspired design since Biblical times, and there are some who believe it may be the fruit on the tree of life.  Source: Pomegranate History

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“The pomegranate’s deep red juices have also inspired legends. Because it is capable of breaking open and spilling forth red liquid, the pomegranate is, in a sense, able to bleed. Many early civilizations therefore linked it with the transformation of life during birth and death. This also carried over into goddess worship, wherein the “blood” of the pomegranate was much like the life-affirming menses of maidens.”   Source: legend-of-the-pomegranate

OFRENDA

MY OFRENDA FOR DAY TWO OF THE DAY OF THE DEAD, WHICH HONORS MY MOTHER, HAS SEVERAL POMEGRANATES BECAUSE THEY REMINDS ME OF DEATH, WHILE REAFFIRMING LIFE   ~~dru~~

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Adios  

Dia de los Muertos

“Lastly, it’s important to remember that, despite all the morbid imagery, Día De Los Muertos is about celebrating life, not mourning death. It’s a joyous holiday, one that winks at death instead of crying over it.”

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I will light a candle for remembrance for the dead of my life and contemplate living.  ~~dru~~

 

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“Is there a difference between Día de los Muertos and Halloween? While the holidays might seem similar, there is one major difference: Death is something that is to be feared on Halloween. Death is something to be celebrated, however, on Día de los Muertos.

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picture source:  custommade.com

 

Need to start planning for next Hallows’ Eve, this time I’m not waiting for the wee little beasties to come to me; somehow I’m going to them and I’ll be dressed to the 10s. (That is well past the 9s) I’m thinking one of these for the Kentucky Derby Party I want to throw….then recycle for Hallowe’en~~dru~~

My OBT

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Couture witch hats by Evercrumbly & Witch

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