The month of May is about to end, but not without sharing what I wore, inspired by May’s birth flower, Lily of the Valley. A delicate and fragrant flower, lily of the valley has much symbolism, particularly in Christianity. According to Christian legend, Eve’s tears turned into lilies of the valley after being banished from the Garden of Eden. In the same myth, Mary’s tears were also turned into lilies of the valley when Christ died on the cross; thus, lilies of the valley are also known as “Mary’s tears” (or “Our Lady’s Tears”). These flowers symbolize happiness, sweetness, and humility. They also symbolize the second coming of Christ.
LILY OF THE VALLEY INFO & SYMBOLISM
TITLE: May Lily
GENUS: Convallaria majalis
TYPES: Albostriata, Aureomarginata, Rosea
COLORS: White and (rarely) pink
ZODIAC SIGN: Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
USES: Used medicinally to improve memory and restore speech.
Here’s what I wore yesterday to a family get-together. Once again, the flower theme inspires a tribal belly dance look:
Here’s what I wore on my face. Since I’m on my last pair of contact lenses and I want to save them for a dance performance next weekend, I decided to wear my eyeglasses and skip the fake lashes. I didn’t have a lily of the valley, so I wore a lily (genus: Lilium) instead:
Tomorrow is the last day of May and we’re already into summer here in the DMV area. We had a very rainy Spring. Oh well, at least it’s not cold. As part of this year’s birth flower series, I feature another ATS® dance move in my OOTD video. Enjoy!
Love & Shimmies,
ATS® dance move (slow): Body Wave