thanks to the wonderful Michaela Meadow i have fallen in love with a word - Viriditas.
...even saying it is delicious! here is her summary of it's meaning...
"‘Viriditas’ is a latin word conjured by the 10th century abbess Hildegard von Bingen. It symbolises verdant blooming and the vital pulse, the soul essence of all things. It is the holy greening power, the driving force of the cosmos and the higher soul self. It is feminine energy: giving life, birthing."
Hildegard was an extraordinary person. visionary, mystic, writer, composer, philosopher, botanist, healer, poet....linguist!
it made me so happy that she had given a word to a concept that resonates so deeply within me.
...izzie looks like a sort of snowpetal fallen to the earth. sleeping sweetly in the pines. x