|Amaranth, ©2011, Hannah Hunter, Collage (paper, fabric and watercolor on panel)|
Here's what I found: Amaranthus, collectively known as amaranth, is a wide ranging genus of herbs. The root of the word comes from the Greek, "amarantos," or "unfading" and it combined, sometime in the word's history, with the the Greek work for flower, "anthos."
A small purple flower, Amaranth provides a sturdy source of nutrition and serves to support sustainable land care in Africa.
Unfading flower. I like that. At in this time in the world, when so much seems unsure in so many countries, the world, at least my world, needs some reassurance about those things that do not fade.
|Amaranth, the flower|
Into this space comes what does not fade: art, prayer, laughter and love. Amaranth.