At the moment Facebook is having a little floral infusion to lift our spirits. Basically someone posts a pic of a flower captioned “My intention is to fill up Facebook with flowers to break the saturation of negative images. If you Like my post, I will choose a flower for you.” and if you like it you get PMed this message “🌸 Find an image and post it to Facebook with the message: My intention is to fill up Facebook with flowers to break the saturation of negative images. If you Like my post, I will choose a flower for you.The flower I give you is [insert flower type here].🌸” Essentially it’s chain mail, or Facebook herpes as I like to call it. Generally Facebook chain mail insists you pass on the message or you hate children/love Satan/will get cancer/your feet will drop off. I tend to ignore those ones because I don’t like people trying to control my behaviour through bullying. The flower chain I quite like. It’s pretty, it’s uplifting and it doesn’t threaten you if you don’t do it. So I’ll share some flowers I chose for friends and then I’m going to list some flowers for people from my past. People who I’ve lost contact with but remember fondly.
I gave the playful Viola to Cinta who introduced me to the flower game.
Cinta did me the great honour of choosing the lotus for me.
I chose the bluebell for Lesley as she is like a little piece of magic to me.
For Miss Luci I chose the mindful Begonia.
For Chloe I chose the unique amaryllis.
For Caroline I chose the refreshing orange blossom.
For Ruthy I chose the zephyr, a flower for the joy of anticipation.
For Mara who writes about angels I gave the angelica flower.
For Mary who epitomises survive and thrive, the marigold.
For Tommy, my very special teaching friend who taught me how to kick a ball properly and how to really enjoy a kebab I would choose the joyful apple blossom.
For Dougy who stood by me through my darkest hours I would give the flower of camaraderie, the Geranium.
And for Maureen who was always so kind and generous and always thought the best of me, a true Queen in this world, I would give the Periwinkle. A flower that is all about the freedom to be yourself and how that freedom allows others to be free also. I have never felt as comfortable and as accepted as I did in your presence. Much love.
Hope these flowers brought you all some joy.