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It’s the symbol of freethought.
If you didn’t know. Now ya do!
I am honored; you are too kind.
I like it.
That’s an astonishingly lovely picture. Brilliant.
I never heard that pansy stood for freethought. The wikipedia article linked says its name is from the French pensée (thought), so that makes sense.
Now I know!
I am a pansy and proud of it.
Little grumpy faces! Quite apt, really. 😉
Well, guess I’m proud to be a pansy then! 😉
See I actually knew that the pansy was a symbol of thinking, but not necessarily freethought. Interesting.
And even more attractive if you’re a Bee
Indeed, the pansy’s name in spanish is “pensamiento” (Thought)
So we’re free pansies…
Yes. And in Hamlet, in Ophelia’s speech about flowers, Shakespeare is playing off of the French word when she says “Pansies, that’s for thought.”
I am so glad to know this! Thanks.
Cool find. Strangely it appears to be more because of its distinctive facial markings as it nods forward in Autumn than any deeper meaning. But, I’ll take it!