RELIEF: a meaning of a poppy


as I anticipated in episode 2 I will now talk about the second Google result for the meaning of Poppy


The story goes like this: Demeter, the goddess of the harvest and agriculture, regained her serenity after her daughter’s disappearance only by sipping infusions made from poppy petals


a good opioid infusion, a bit of morphine here and there…. And everything would be easier!

Better than supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
♫ A spoonful of opium helps the medicine go down! 

in Great Britain, during WWI, people used to create poppy garlands to remember and celebrate those soldiers who lost their lives for the country.
The news of the death was given to the families together with a bag full of poppy petals that would be used to make an infusion

to sweeten the medicine
and to give a little help with the mourning process


. relief .
because we all need something to hold on to in order to move on
and, sometimes, even the half-smile we have when we see a field full of red flowers,
those flowers growing everywhere
– at the edges of the railway, amid the stones – will be enough


“relief” doesn’t always have a negative connotation
we need to relieve ourselves by considering that even if something just went wrong, there are many other things we should take care of, things that are way more important and closer to us,
whose presence we often take for granted


and as soon as we lose them, they turn into our biggest regret

relieve yourself, eyes forward
take a look around
look deep inside yourself
you’re there, together with yourself



with love, but always irriverent



P.S. If you want to discover all the other meanings click HERE 😉