Q:Black is beautiful. White is beautiful and every other color in between is also beautiful. :)
Botanical illustration by W. Muller. “There have been many cultures that believe in the magical power of 4-leaf clovers through time. In ancient Egypt it was customary to give a 4-leaf clover to bless the union of a new couple, as a symbol of eternal love. Children hung clovers as a talisman to protect them from evil.
What makes a four-leaf clover so special is its rarity. Scientists have classified it as a genetic mutation. In fact, the odds of finding a 4-leaf clover is 1 in 10,000.
There is an ancient legend that gives a divine meaning to the four-leaf clover. According to this mystical story, the four-leaf clover grew in abundance in Paradise where Adam and Eve lived. After being banished from Eden, Eve took a small clover with 4 petals, to help her reveal before her eyes, invisible demons, evil beings that otherwise she was not able to see. This clover gave her protection and a blessing, when facing the terrors of the world. Later, after the coming of Christ, it was given the symbolism of the Holy Cross as a symbol of nature, blessing with love and prosperity.
Each leaf clover symbolizes some special meaning:
* The first is for hope
* The second is for faith
* The third is for love
* The fourth for luck.
If you are lucky enough to find a one by chance, save it in your wallet and it will bring economic prosperity. To put it on your shoes will help you always to take the right path. It is very important to remember never to give a 4-leaf clover lightly, as fate has given to you, and if you despite it by giving it or throwing it way, it will turn against you.” #shamrocks #clovers #myths #culture #ancient #stpatricksday 🍀🍀🍀
Researching deer for a current project. Illustration by Susan Seddon Boulet. The deer is very prevalent in Native American mythology:
“Deer are associated with fertility in many Native American cultures. In some Mexican tribes, the first parents of the human race were originally deer. Deer are sacred animals to many tribes of Mexico and the southwestern United States; they often play a role in creation mythology, are believed to sacrifice themselves to feed the people, or are considered caretakers of the earth. Deer songs and deer dances are common throughout this region, with the deer frequently serving as a symbol of the people. In the Huichol tribe of central Mexico, deer are especially sacred and are associated with peyote and traditional spirituality. Deer play a lesser role in the mythology of tribes from other parts of the US and Canada, sometimes figuring as a messenger or a fertility spirit. In the Tlingit tribe of the Northwest Coast, deer symbolize peace and are associated with ambassadors.” #deer #culture #myths #stags
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A Fight to Survive TBI: The Story of David On the Road to Recover from Traumatic Brain Injury.
August 24, 2012 drastically changed my life. What happened that evening has left David in a vegetative coma and I am desperate to save my son’s life and future. David was pistol whipped, had his jaw broken and then his unconscious body was robbed. Though David regained consciousness, he was incoherent and rushed by ambulance to UMDNJ trauma center in Newark, New Jersey. It was there that he underwent emergency craniotomy surgery to alleviate the pressure from his swelling brain.
He is currently living in a sub-acute unit at a nursing home being fed via a gastric feeding tube. He is no longer entitled to physical therapy because he has shown no signs of progress. This means each day he lies in bed approximately 19 hours and sit in a wheelchair for 5 hours with no physical stimulation aside from being dressed and his diaper changed.
The importance behind physical therapy is that it will help him maintain his muscles and joints; to achieve his goal to attain flexibility, balance and coordination free from pain or suffering, so that he may lead a normal life again; performing all of his daily activities with minimal or no difficulty and without dependency. It can even help with his cardiopulmonary and neurological functions.
With prolonged treatment, it is possible for him to regain a large share, if not all of his mobility and it will improve his overall fitness and health.
David’s survival depends on continued physical and mental stimulation therapies which most insurances are not willing to fund long term. The lack of such treatment poses a direct threat to David’s ability to return to a life that extend beyond sitting in front of a television for hours on end in a nursing home. He deserves better.
His recovery is destined to be a long and arduous one, with no guarantees. But in order for him to have that chance, he needs, aside from a miracle, funds for aggressive physical therapy, a private neurologist and a specially designed vehicle for myself to accommodate his wheel chair.
Please join my family in our fight to get David the medical and physical treatment he needs. The amount we are now trying to raise is just the beginning for David and we could use your support. Thank you!
Please reblog, donate, and pray for David #teamwu