Balls?

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Madewell x Pintrill® Avocado Friendship Pin Set

Aztec Symbolism

  • Long before avocado was widespread, the fruit was named “ahacatl” by the Aztecs. This name translates to testicles and often refers to the hanging shape featured on the avocado tree. The fruit grows in pairs, which helps explain the “ahacatl” name even more. The name is still used today in some cultures.

Love

  • The pairs of avocados not only translate to “ahacatl,” but can be a symbol for love. A pair of avocados represents each person in a couple, living and growing together on a tree. The avocado tree lives for hundreds of years, keeping their love alive as long as the tree is growing. In Colombia, a man often picked two avocados and gave one to his wife as an outward display of love for his partner.

Growth

  • Originally coming from Mexico and Central America, the Avocado tree is also called “alligator pear” because of its green, occasionally rough fruits. Avocado trees grow rapidly, reaching up to 35 m (115 ft) in height and 50 cm (20 inch) in trunk diameter. The Avocado bears fruit after only 4 years from when it has been planted. The age of a fully grown tree can be hundreds of years.

dievca grew up eating avocados in salads, but when she left home – she stopped eating them.  Master turned her on to avocados, again. And now she has them in omelets, on toast, in salads, mixed with mustard and alfalfa sprouts-as a sandwich spread, etc.

In honor of Master’s Love and dievca’s joy of sharing in it – dievca asked Master to split the Madewell x Pintrill® Avocado Friendship Pin Set with her. The pins were attached to their work bags.  Silly, dievca knows – but it makes her smile when she sees her pin.  And it never hurts to have a reason to smile.

(Hmmm, the other item Master eats a lot of is bananas. Wonder what the symbolism is there…)


4 Comments on “Balls?”

  1. Hehe.. will you be doing some research on the symbolism of bananas too? I’ll be checking future posts 😀 xxx


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