In Response to Re: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE FLOWER?:
In Response to Re: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE FLOWER? : I also love the Dogwood Story. My Mom told it to me many years ago. Also the story about the Sand Dollar. The Sand Dollar is a multi layered one. The 5 slits on the Sand dollar are the Nail holes in Christ's Hand's Feet and Side. If I remember right there is a shape on the top of the Sand Dollar that resembles a Cross. Breaking open a Sand Dollar the very center there is a small piece that is shaped like a star. If you carefully break the star into parts each part is the shape of a dove.
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"The petals shall have bloodstains marked brown,
And in the blossom's center a thorny crown.
All who see it will think of me,
Nailed to a cross from a dogwood tree.
Protected and cherished this tree shall be,
A reflection to all of my agony."
I bought a Sand Dollar when I was a the shore and they also had a postcard with the story about the Sand Dollar. Of course I bought the postcard because that was the first time I heard of the story.
Also, the Dogwood flower has two short petals and two long petals to represent the sign of the cross.
I think it's all very interesting!