There is a flower, a little flower
With silver crest and golden eye,
That welcomes every changing hour,
And weathers every sky.
- James Montgomery, A Field Flower
Proudly introucing the official flower of A Gentle Plan-the humble Daisy. What, you exclaim, isn't this the invasive little blighter spreading across my lawn each year? Oh yes, she does, and so beautifully too.
Buttercups have honeyed hearts,
Bees they love the clover,
But I love the daisies' dance
All the meadow over.
Blow, O blow, you happy winds,
Singing summer's praises,
Up the field and down the field
A-dancing with the daisies.
From Roman times the daisy has been used in the treatment of wounds and bruises. I would say the world is a little bruised, even wounded. What better badge to wear on our quest to heal the world, at least our little part of it?
Daisies indicate innocence, purity, and gentleness. The loss of innocence, especially for children, is a little bit of ugly I would like to push back gently.
Daisies can also symbolize new beginnings.
Bella Perennis: Pretty Everlasting
Photo courtesy of CalPhoto-Luigi Rignanese
I need a logo which incorporates the name "A Gentle Plan" with a little pink tipped daisy or daisy chain. I'm working on it and my website designer is working on it. Would any of you like to give it a go? I'm creating this website out of love so any design would have to be offerred in the same spirit. (You would of course get all the usual credits and my undying thanks.).