To begin, the development of the iris of the eye begins quite early in the stages of the embryo where the coloring is determined by the dominate chromosomes and the beauty of growth from within the womb. Normally at birth the coloring is not quite defined, yet the gleam and wonder found within this portion of the eye is long lasting.
From the glance of light to objects of sight, the iris speaks with unique individual characteristics. The variety of color, traces of specs and lines are fascinating and a delight.
Such is so with the plant as well. The bulbs are planted during the Fall season, with a long time span for the bulb to establish a rooting system, creating a sturdy stem and then protruding from the earth with its stalk during the later portion of Winter. Snow may still be on the ground as this courageous plant sprouts upward and brings forth the promise of Spring.
The development of both types of irises have so much in common, along with the gentleness of their nature. The ongoing process of recognizing such distinction is well worth appreciating.
I would like to give you examples of my own personal observations regarding the beauty of both:
- Some psychological testings provide the viewer with an image so that it may determine how and what an individual thinks or expands on expression of what they see. When the image of so called “chaos” was presented, I viewed it as looking like the iris of an eye, along with the pupil. This to me was also considered not only the window to one’s soul, but also a testimonial of anyone’s personal, inner truth.
- In observance of the iris plant, I noticed how diverse they are in color, classification and how long lasting they endure the seasons. Their petals being of such a delicate nature to sight and touch, yet understanding their strength of how they actually grew to bloom for our pleasure.
- I noticed that the sensitivity to light, moisture and climate conditions affect both. Also, humans are attracted to certain or more eye color, as well as the iris plant. Both speak and maintain their story with the inner and outward projection of image, along with depth.
May I conclude with this idea, that the beauty and strength of humans and nature are more connected than we sometimes give appreciation to the thought.
Authored by Angelika Maria Burdette