The arrival of a baby is always an amazing experience. Celebrating a birth is to glorify the mystery of life – and the myths surrounding it are proportionate to its incomparable significance. Europeans talk of boys being born in cabbages and girls in roses. Associated with fertility in ancient Greece, these symbolic plants share the common denominator of having leaves or petals that can be plucked off to the point of revealing their very origins. Another interpretation of the arrival of the newborn is in China, where tradition dictates that women come from flowers and men from leaves.
As for Alsatian storks, which supposedly bring babies to the nest, the myth has travelled as far as America. In Columbia where they have never been seen, people keep their doors open and the room of the future baby in perfect shape in order to welcome the bird of happiness.Nature, animals, and poetry – the imagination runs free and wild when it comes to greeting the birth of a child.
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