“An art, which has an aim to achieve beauty, is called a philosophy or in the absolute sense it is named wisdom.”
Spring is a season when the soul of the universe smiles at us and flowers represent its beam on earth. Their unique fragrance is an epitome of paradisical inebriety. The colors of the flowers are the prayers of paradise inspiring us to make it there. The breeze that carries that aroma in its beak is the whisper of the stars telling us that love is the only path that leads to the heavens. This season of bloom, birth, and boom sings the songs of the spirits that live inside us somewhere.
The discussion of souls and spirits seems outdated in the age of landings on Mars, in the days of Dolly's cloning, and in the era of heart transplantation and singularity. But one cannot deny how the desire for beauty has persisted for centuries. The only things humans grow with a passion that is not for sustenance or are flowers. There is something whimsical about the history of the human relationship with flowers. We are simply in love with them. They are food for the soul that ignites positive feelings within us. The only common denominator between humans and flowers is life. And the only mutual exchange between the two is a grin. It is a simple fact that they are both made for love.
“If you have a garden and a library,
You have everything you need.”
The human appreciation for flowers represents their wisdom. If we look through the glasses of evolution theory, the first encounter of humans with flowers was the seed of their consciousness. The also reveals the human landing at the landscapes of the Garden of Eden. The history of human love for flowers goes way back, from Egyptian gardens to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, from the Greek gardens to the Singapore Botanical Gardens of the day. The story and the fields persist.
Not all flowers grow in gardens, some bloom in the orchard of our mind. These are the florets of beautiful thoughts that eventually bloom into the fruit of wisdom. Some flowers blossom in our dreams that inspire us to climb the hills of success. A few sprout in the brains of research scientists to create new technologies. Many flowers bloom to make seeds that assure food to many. It is the very soul of the universe and much more beyond that which dwells in seeds and shines through flowers.
“Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world. The forces change yet the essence remains the same.”
A flower is a language of the heavens and the vocabulary of beauty. It is the heartbeat of life and the breath of the future. The soul holds it in admiration and the body wears it for decoration. And sometimes, flowers even grow in the most unexpected places, proving that beauty and love can be found everywhere. God may keep your gardens green forever.
Golfer, Blogger, Entrepreneur, Author, Poet, Wanderer, Photographer, Rebel.