I have a word association with the name August that sticks in my head. August makes me think of back to school, which in turn reminds me of small, medium, large. Even though it’s been decades since I’ve been in a classroom learning situation, back to school makes me think of sizes.
The association was reinforced as I glanced at the countertop where some vases have been waiting to be filled. I thought about school and Spanish class. It was time to sort and fill the containers according to pequeño, mediano, o grande.
The small vase that appeals this week is a hand decorated frosted glass container. A red spider mum with other accent flowers provides the necessary bold approach for a fun arrangement.
A “Clain” pewter pitcher vase fits the definition of medium. A simple array of small purple blooms provide organic balance to the grey metal.
The large Haeger vase is busy with red and shapes, I wanted a post-modern look, so tropicals were the answer.
The Blue Jay of Happiness ponders an odd statement from philosopher Bertrand Russell. “There is no need to worry about mere size. We do not necessarily respect a fat man more than a thin man. Sir Isaac Newton was very much smaller than a hippopotamus, but we do not, on that account, value him less.”