“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance.” -William Shakespeare, Hamlet
Today has been a delightful herbally aromatic day.
My neighbor, who has an amazing garden, called me over and showed me armsful of dill. The sheer magnitude of the crop made me laugh. But all day a parade of folks stopped by and left with their own abundant stash. A wonderful sharing!
As a vibrational essence I find dill wonderful to work with. It has a cleaning-the-sensory-slate sort of effect, and I find it helpful when feeling overwhelmed and stressed. But I don’t often think of dill in terms of aromatherapy. Today certainly provided me a chance to reconsider. I kept returning to the bouquet and inhaling – what a lovely lively peppery refreshing scent. I’m going to have to purchase some essential oil and do some further exploration.
Today I also purchased a wreath of rosemary and olive leaves. Rosemary is commonly associated with the idea of remembrance; both in the sense of a love charm and perhaps more widely understood as a reminder to remember our beloved who have crossed.
But I was surprised to learn a different perspective of this association with the idea of remembrance. Apparently Greek and Roman students wore garlands of rosemary as they studied believing it would help preserve memory.
I may have to invest in a crown of rosemary. Perhaps I should do it immediately before I forget.