Rose and Other Names
As my husband and I were driving along (actually my husband was at the wheel), I was thinking about people having flower names. Violet, Rose, Marguerite (Daisy), Holly, no lys but there is Alice and in English we have Lily, Iris, Laurel, and then I busted out laughing because it occurred to me that no one is named ranunculus (personne ne s’appelle renoncule). My husband didn’t really find that as funny as I do; I still get a kick out of it and this happened several days ago. I tested it on a friend who is very involved with plants and he laughed immediately, saying “non, ce serait ridicule” (no, that would be ridiculous).
Well, whatever your name is, may you smell sweet. 🙂
Our Creator says: “When you are asked, ‘Which name should one bear in order to please the Lord ?’, reply, ‘It does not matter whether you are called Lentil or Goat, for if you devote your life to God, if you win renown as a penitent, pious, good man, your name will become as grand as Moses’ or Elijah’s.’ ” The Revelation of Arès 36/19b
A spread of ranunculus ficaria (lesser celandine) in my garden.