A ray of hope

The first sign of Spring, the symbol of hope:

daffodils

Too funny.
They are the first thing dievca saw when the craziness about COVID-19 broke into her Life and she was riding home. 

Symbolism of the Daffodil Flower

The daffodil has similar uplifting meanings across cultures, probably because this bright flower appears as the cold, dark days of winter wane and the warm rays of spring appear.

  • China: The daffodil symbolizes good fortune in Chinese culture. In fact, it is so esteemed for its ability to bring forth positive things that it is the official symbol of the Chinese New year.
  • Japan: To the Japanese people, the daffodil means mirth and joyousness.
  • France: In France, the daffodil is a sign of hope.
  • Wales: A Welsh legend claims that the person to find the first daffodil bloom will be blessed with more gold than silver in the upcoming year.
  • Arabian Countries: The Arabians believe the daffodil flower was an aphrodisiac and cure for baldness.
  • Medieval Europe: The medieval Europeans believed that if your gaze caused a daffodil to droop it was an omen of impending death.
  • United States: In the United States, the daffodil is the official symbol for the American Cancer Association, symbolizing hope for a cure. It is also the flower for March and the symbol of the 10th wedding anniversary.

Photos: dievca NYC 03/11/2020


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