Friday, May 14, 2010
My dear friend Rose at Delightful Clutter recently asked the meaning behind my blog name of Peridots Garden...so are you ready? Here goes...
I love nature, my favorite color is green, my birthstone is peridot, I am a former "Flower Child", I have an affinity for Native American cultures and therein the primary reason for the name and the punctuation...or lack of...
You'll notice that there is no apostrophe in "Peridots Garden". As in Native American culture the "People" believed that they did not "own" the land or any part of it's gifts...they used what they needed to sustain their lives, cared for the land for future generations and knew the fragility of Mother Earth.
I am but a grateful custodian of Mother Earth's gifts, be it the stones I use in jewelry, the metal I carefully wrap into protective coils of support for said stones, the leather her animals provide for me, the colors I select from the Nature's palette or the plants that I care for...which are my inspiration.
I am drawn to discarded or forgotten relics with an unknown past...it's my nature...to harvest, to use what I need, to waste nothing, to cherish everyday things and covet nothing...so my thumbprint will be a positive impression upon Mother Earth's horizon.
I am the transient entity...Mother Nature's gifts are forever...IF...we respect and take care of these precious gifts... Therefore my name selection and my belief.