Hello my field daisies!
If you are new to my blog, welcome! You must be very confused as to why I am calling you a field daisy. Let me explain.
My intro comes from Mary Oliver’s “When Death Comes.” Below is the section I am referring to, but click on here if you want to read the whole poem.
And therefore I look upon everything
as a brotherhood and a sisterhood,
and I look upon time as no more than an idea,
and I consider eternity as another possibility,
and I think of each life as a flower, as common
as a field daisy, and as singular,
and each name a comfortable music in the mouth,
tending, as all music does, toward silence,
and each body a lion of courage, and something
precious to the earth.
So yes I think of each of my readers as a daisy in a field of daisies. Whenever I start my blog with “hello my field daisies,” I really should say “hello my fellow field daisies” because I consider myself a field daisy as well. The phrase just humbles me and puts my life in perspective with the hundreds upon hundreds of other lives out there. I love how Mary Oliver talks about the commonality and the uniqueness of each little daisy. We all tend to have an egocentric view on the world, thinking our problems are so critical and significant, but in actuality our life is a drop in the ocean. Do you know what goes between your birthdate and date of death on a tombstone? Nothing but a hyphen. Mine would read something like this:
However that doesn’t mean our life is meaningless. If I were in a field of daisies, I could pick up each one and see something beautiful and different. No two flowers are exactly the same just as no two people share the same life. That’s how intricate our universe is.
I always end my posts with “Hope you have a daisyish day.” Ironically daisyish is a phrase I came up with on a whim as I was frantically trying to pick a Twitter handle. It’s now my handle on everything, including life. I hope when you finish reading my posts that you treat everyday and every life as if they were precious. Everyone deserves a daisyish day.
Love ya’ll and thanks for reading!
Hope you have a daisyish day 🙂
Photo by: Jason Nicholson