Celebrate April Birthdays with Sweet Peas and Daisies

The Sweet Pea and Daisy are April’s birth flowers.  With decreasing population the Sweet Pea is nearly threated from a conservation point of view.  So very sad a demise as they are thought to signify blissful pleasure but also prophetic in that they are used to say good-by.

Perhaps Shakespeare had the sweet pea in mind when he wrote the immortal words: “Parting is such sweet sorrow.”

Juliet:
‘Tis almost morning, I would have thee gone—
And yet no farther than a wan-ton’s bird,
That lets it hop a little from his hand,
Like a poor prisoner in his twisted gyves,
And with a silken thread plucks it back again,
So loving-jealous of his liberty.

Romeo:
I would I were thy bird.

Juliet:
Sweet, so would I,
Yet I should kill thee with much cherishing.
Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow,
That I shall say good night till it be morrow.

Romeo And Juliet Act 2, scene 2, 176–185

The daisy, on the other hand,  grows in abundance and is said to convey innocence, loyal love, and purity.  It is also given between friends to signify “I’ll never tell”  and is used to symbolize new beginnings.  Daisies are simple yet sophisticated, they convey cheer with their white petals and a yellow center.

Bring a pot or a bouquet to that friend who know all your secrets.  Who, on her best days is cheerful, and on others she settles for inspiring.  Loyalty surrounds her from those who are naturally drawn to her openness. She does not boast or brag for there is no need as she is comfortable in her own skin. Celebrate with her that like the daisy she is just a little wild in nature.  Remind her that today need not be complex some questions can be settled with he simple pluck of the daisy petals and the chant, “He loves me. He loves me not.”

Happy Birthday April  babies!

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