Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Martisor

Macii Florentinei / Florentina s Poppies
triptic pictura in acrilic, panza pe rama de lemn 
triptych acrylic painting, canvas on wood frame

Am primit astazi de la o prietena un mesaj cu o legenda a martisorului!  Pentru ca nu am mai auzit-o pana acum, m-am gandit ca v-ar placea si voua:

"Odata soarele cobora intr-un sat, la hora, luand chipul unui fecior. Un zmeu l-a pandit si l-a rapit dintre oameni, inchizandu-l intr-o temnita. Lumea se intristase. Pasarile nu mai cantau, izvoarele nu mai curgeau, iar copiii nu mai radeau. Nimeni nu indraznea sa-l infrunte pe zmeu. Dar intr-o zi, un tanar voinic s-a hotarat sa plece sa salveze soarele. Multi dintre pamanteni l-au condus si i-au dat din puterile lor ca sa-l ajute sa-l biruie pe zmeu si sa elibereze soarele. Drumul lui a durat 3 anotimpuri: vara, toamna si iarna. A gasit castelul zmeului si au inceput lupta. S-au infruntat zile intregi pana cand zmeul a fost doborat. Slabit de puteri si ranit, tanarul elibera Soarele. Acesta se ridica pe cer inveselind si bucurand lumea. A reanviat natura, oamenii s-au bucurat, dar viteazul n-a ajuns sa vada primavara. Sangele cald din rani i s-a scurs in zapada. Pe cand acesta se topea, rasareau flori albe, ghioceii, vestitorii primaverii.  De atunci tinerii impletesc doi ciucurasi: unul alb si unul rosu. Ei le ofera fetelor pe care le iubesc sau celor apropiati. Rosul inseamna dragoste pentru tot ce este frumos, amintind de culoarea sangelui voinicului. Albul simbolizeaza puritatea zapezii si a ghiocelului, prima floare a primaverii..."
Sper ca v-a placut!  
Va doresc o primavara cu Soarele in suflet si bucurii in fiecare zi!
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I have received today a message from a friend with a legend about ' Martisor' !  As it was a first for me, I thought you might like to read it too:
"Once upon a time, the Sun came down to earth and in a village took the shape of a young man.  As he was dancing merrily with the villagers, an evil dragon saw him.  He kidnapped the Sun and threw him in a dark dungeon.  The whole world was saddened - the birds sang no more, the rivers stopped flowing, the children smiled no more.  But no one dared confront the dragon.  Then came a day when a brave young man took it upon himself to save the Sun.  On his way to the dragon's lair, many earthlings guided him and gave him their powers to help defeat the dragon.  His journey lasted 3 seasons - summer, autumn, winter.  At the dragon's castle, the fight began.  They fought and fought until, several days later, the dragon was finally defeated.  Wounded and weakened, the young man freed the Sun.  As the Sun rose in the heavens, nature was revived and the people were happy once again.  Yet the brave young man did not see spring for he died of the wounds.  As his warm blood flowed onto the snow, white snow drops appeared.  Since then, young men spin 2 threads: one white, one red.  They then give them to the girls they love.  The red stands for the love of all that is beautiful, remembering the blood of the brave young man.  The white symbolizes the purity of the snow and the snow drop, the first flower of spring."
Hope you've enjoyed it!  
I wish you a spring with the Sun in your soul and happy events every day!