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Cultural Potpourri: Gerald San’s FLEURS DU JOUR

Where do I begin to tell the story of how great flowers can be to human beings? Flowers have been used symbolically in Art, Literature, and cultural practices as a metaphor for most characteristics of virtue and peace. Flowers have also been used as symbols of the natural process particularly those related to reproduction and death. Oh yes, flowers also symbolize sexual awakening or blossoming in relation to a woman’s sexuality and reproductive organ. Do you recall Viva Hot Babes’ hit song titled “Bulaklak?” Flowers are often used in paintings as reminder of the bounty of nature along with the statement about life’s transient nature “na walang forever.” Flowers are a perfect replica of life: planting, growth, withering and eventually, death.

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