I’ve dabbled in yoga, as I’m sure many people have, as a venue for healthy exercise … and would never ever dream of purporting to be anything but a ‘dabbler’ when I say: is it any wonder that the Anahata fourth chakra, i.e. the heart chakra, is green? Is it a coincidence that William Blake’s song Jerusalem speaks of “England’s mountains green”? Is it, and I am REALLY pushing this one in terms of chance, a coincidence that one of the most famous of Italian patriots’ surname was “Verdi”, i.e. green? Photosynthesis, chlorophyll, green pastures, jungles, green grass, green limes, green leaves in forests everywhere … Oh the sheen of green! Green … is life!
Herbs! Is there anything better than the green of herbs when it comes to food, i.e. putting heart into food, taste into food? Parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, tarragon, marjoram, basil, oregano, chives … even the humblest of foods is made rich and special by the addition of a fresh herb. Invest in herbs … your food will be glad you did!
I don’t have a garden. I have a balcony. Some people don’t even have a balcony. But herbs will grow even on a window sill. Give it a try … you won’t regret it.
I love the sheen of green in Spring … it looks good and by golly, it tastes good!