upright-chrysanthemum

beatenbucky  asked:

I just wanna say that thanks to your posts I'm now into blumes. I've never known I needed this so badly in my 18 years of life

i know this isn’t what you asked for when you sent this message but i……………..cannot help myself so here’s some stuff about plums and why im emo about bucky/plums 

In the midst of winter, before snow melts and the swallow returns, plum trees blossom onto the barren landscape, bracing the harshness of winter and reminding people spring will come. Celebrated here is the vitality of life, endurance through hardship, and hope that life will regenerate.

The plum blossom has been an important symbol in Chinese culture. As a “friend of winter,” the plum blossom most vividly represents the value of endurance, as life ultimately overcomes through the vicissitude of time. The fragrance of plum blossoms “comes from the bitterness and coldness,” as the Chinese saying goes. Souls are tempered in the depth of experience, growing in inner strength and unyielding courage.

Unity of culture and nature has been an important part of the Chinese tradition, and elements of nature embody important cultural values. The plum, together with the orchid, bamboo, and chrysanthemum, have been named the “four nobles” of plants by the ancient Chinese, each because of its noble characteristics, such as purity (orchid), uprightness (bamboo), and humility (chrysanthemum).

Zhu Xi, a noted Song Dynasty Confucian scholar, gave the plum four virtues: the great potential in the bud, prosperity in the flower, harmony in the fruit, and rightness in its maturity—all of which embody the characteristics of heaven (qian), according to the Book of Change. Chinese also see the five-petaled flower as symbolizing five blessings: longevity, prosperity, health, virtue, and good living.

so……………….in case anyone was wondering why bucky picked plums…………………………………………….im here to talk about symbolism and why i want to FIGHT THE RUSSOS 

i actually cannot deal with these themes right now at first i was just so endeared by bucky!!!!! i just wanted him to enjoy life!!!!!! let him eat his plums in peace!!!!!!!!!! fill his memory books!!!!!! but then i……….read this……….

why would they choose this fruit why did they have to do this??? why did bucky have to do this???? GROWING IN INNER STRENGTH!!!!!!!! AND UNYIELDING COURAGE!!!!!!! PLUMS BRACE THE HARSHNESS OF WINTER AND REMIND PEOPLE PEOPLE SPRING WILL COME!!!!!!! 

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN SO ATTACKED BY A FRUIT????????????

endurance through hardship……………….hope that life will regenerate…………………………..

this is the most incoherent i have ever been about a fruit i hope you understand this made an…………….Impression………….on me………….