Today Christians around the world observe Good Friday.
Alison and I send our best wishes to our readers for a joyful and meaningful holiday weekend.
Little did we know our recent Take My Breath Away post featuring spectacular peacocks would prompt alert posse pal lDd to inform us that ancient Christians used the peacock as a symbol of eternal life.
This came from an ancient legend that the flesh of the peacock did not decay. It is also associated with the resurrection of Christ because it sheds it old feathers every year and grows, newer, brighter ones each year. If the peacock is portrayed drinking from a vase, it symbolizes a christian drinking the waters of eternal life. In addition, the “multitude of eyes” upon its stunningly beautiful fan tail suggested the all seeing eye of God.
How very serendipitous that we featured the peacocks during Lent! This new information reinforces our gratitude to our readers. Please continue to share your collective thoughts, images, wisdom, humor and talent in the celebration of inspired living with practical style.
April 18, 2014