I came across these beautiful pansies last fall and just had to stop and admire them, aren't they pretty? There is a legend that if you cover someones eyes with pansies while they're asleep, the dreamer may fall in love with the first person they see when they wake. Growing up, I was an only child, and very lonely. We had a huge cement crock of pansies on either side of the front porch steps. And when I sat there with my skates and skate key, I pretended the pansies were the little faces of my friends, and I gave them different personalities. This is not as strange as it seems, because the word PANSY comes from the French word pensee, meaning "thought". This is because the flower looks like a human face, and in August it leans forward as if in deep thought. Because of this, it has long been used as the symbol for Freethought, and Freethinkers. This is a viewpoint that believes opinions should be formed only on the basis of science, logic, and reason. Kinda takes all the fun out of thinking. But whatever we think, God knows, even if we think that flowers are our friends.
"O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue, you know it completly, O Lord."