Friday, June 8, 2007

Tiger Lily Magic

If you have two loaves of bread, sell one and buy a lily- Chinese Proverb

As a child as far back as I can remember, as single tiger lily grew in the woods behind my house. I would wait with anticipation for the day that the tiger would emerge, a spot of orange against all green foliage. I dare not pick it, I knew even at 6 years old this flower was very special. I would hike up the steep embankment just so I could get close, I would just sit, starring at it's magnificent beauty. The lily made me feel like I was at a far away place, an exotic place, not simply behind my house. I felt like I was in a dream. I left the place feeling like I just found a treasure that no one else knew about, a spring in my step, a rush, a mischievous smile ( I know something you don't) Yes magic, that is what it is. Every year I would go back to say hi to my friend. Sadly, the woods are gone but the Tiger Lily will always live in my heart and memory.

Tiger lily symbolizes passion "my love knows no bounds"


Christi said...

Ilive in the Sandy/Mt Hood area as well, and am interested in contacting you through email. Would that be possible? I have an herbal emergency, and would love your opinion!! Thanks!

Angie Goodloe LMT, Herbalist said...

Sure post another comment with your email address and I won't publish it(your link to your email did not work)I don't want to post my email publicly, don't need all the spam. Thanks!