Blogger Patricia Youngquist is an author and a photographer. Her recent e-book, BIRD TALES, is interactive and includes the Blue jay featured above. Prior works include versions of WORDS IN OUR BEAK, where the stories are narrated by Cam, a female cardinal. Additionally, some of her photographs have been licensed by Fine Art America to reproduce as wall art and on to an array of surfaces for various products! Do view both side-bars for specific details on all of this.
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Wednesday's Wisdom: 2017's March Arrival! Will it be as a fierce lion? OR Will it be as a docile lamb? (What about a pig?)
The beginning of the month of March, which is today, seems to beg the discussion of rather the month will come in like a lion and go out like a lamb or vice-versa. And hence, my premise for this week's Wednesdays Wisdom.
I recently read that "the origin of the March Lion & Lamb can be traced... to ancient times and (to) those who watched the stars... March begins as the Constellation Leo is crossing toward the meridian. Leo is the Lion. As Leo marches away, the Constellation Aries begins to rise toward the end of the month. Aries is the ram: What many lambs will become someday!"
At the advice of my visiting figurine (pictured above in a photograph showing him spending time in my indoor garden, during last year's Saint Patrick's festivities), I suggest we give the lion, as well as the lamb, a break, and, proclaim that the month of March comes in with a pig! This would make sense since the first of March is the day set aside as National Pig Day .
On another note, this particular March first coincides with Ash Wednesday. And, today, rather the month comes in like a lion, or a lamb, or one decides to honor a pig, for many Ash Wednesday, is a reminder that we are all dust, and to dust we will return.
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