Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Orchid and the Hummingbird

Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) Orchid and Hummingbird

Fable of an orchid and a hummingbird.

Once upon a time in a jungle  in Brazil,
an orchid was talking with a hummingbird:
"Of all the flowers - she said vainly -
  that grow here, I am the most beautiful of them all".

But soon enough, the wind blew with all its might
So much so that the poor orchid was taken by its root.

The hummingbird thought :  "in the dense forest, life is
as brief as beauty itself".

Story translated from the book:
Abecedario de Arte by Carlos Reviejo and Ana Moreno Rebordinos
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Source of Image:  Flores y

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