The scent of narcissus, clean running water over mossy stones, the wind gently blowing through green leaves
The narcissus is not a simple flower. What does it mean?
A legend of a beautiful man destroyed by vanity. Is this true? What lies beneath? Realities dim as the world grows old, convention is laid over truth but the truth remains.
The ancients believed that the eye was the window to the soul. Looking into anothers eye was to know that person truly a dangerous pursuit. The narcissus flower was thought to represent the eye. Where is the link from man to flower to eye?
What then was this beautiful man really searching for gazing into the rippling waters of that clear brook? What really did he find there bending lower, lower, lower still? Gazing into his own eyes until the water engulfed him and he was lost. Vanity is too simple an answer.
What then really destroyed him? What is the secret hidden in this transformation? Man to flower, flower to eye What do we find when we look into this blazing eye that gazes out at the world each spring?
The narcissus is one of the first spring flowers there is no mistaking this significance in myth. Spring is a time of transformation. The time of contemplation is over and the world changes. Something is lost this is inevitable but something greater is gained. We are changed and are the wiser for it.
This is the secret hidden in the heart of the narcissus and this is the true power of spring