Yesterday’s look was inspired by the Violet, February’s birth flower. The use of violets has a long history in art, myth, and literature. At one time, the city of Athens was called the “violet-crowned city” by the Greek dramatist, Aristophanes and English historian, Macauley. In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, “violets are used to convey constancy and devotion”. There’s a verse in a song sung during Act IV, Scene 5: “I would give some violets, but they withered all when my father died”. Violets symbolize “love of truth, or the truth of love”.
VIOLET INFO & SYMBOLISM
TITLE: The Flower of Modesty
ALSO KNOWN AS: Pansies
ORIGIN: Ancient Greece and Rome
TYPE: Some are perennials, some are annuals, and a few are small shrubs
COLORS: Shades of violet, blue, mauve, yellow, and cream
ZODIAC SIGN: Taurus (April 21 – May 21)
USES: Believed to cure gout and spleen disorders (Ancient Rome), soothe pain and reduce malignant tumors (Medieval era), and also used as a soup (by the Tartans)
Here’s my outfit of the day. I think that the long, flowing, black clothes worn with feathers and flowers in my hair is my signature style. It’s a perfect blend of goth and ATS® belly dance:
Here’s my face. I think my eyes really pop with false eyelashes, so I may wear them more often. They can be a pain in the butt to put on, but it’s getting easier the more I wear them:
As February draws to a close, it won’t be long until Spring comes again. After a while, the cold weather drains me and makes me lethargic, so I can’t wait until Spring arrives again.
Love & Shimmies,
ATS® dance move (fast): ASWAT (Arabic Shimmy with Arms and Turn)
Song: “The Flight of Morrigan” by Arcane Dimension & Wildcard Bellydance