'...fingers brush softly against, the lovingly draped tartan, that surrounds us. proudly showing our heritage. the breath that escapes the lungs of, the clans, the people, reassuring us that no-one can, take away what is rightfully ours. And as the bagpipes play, as the people dance, and the children sing, upon strong and fertile grounds, our freedom reigns.' ~Lady Willow, from 'Forever Our Freedom' <.> (Celts, Celtic, Scotland, poetry, history)
The Luckenbooth is a Scottish symbol of love, dating back to the 17th century and often given as a token of betrothal, affection and friendship. It is usually in the shape of a heart or two entwined hearts symbolizing love and with a crown to symbolize loyalty. Luckenbooths were sold from shops or "locked booths" in Edinburgh's Royal Mile hence the name Luckenbooth.
The cherry blossom is used in Feng Shui to usher in new beginnings and a sense of freshness. They are also used as a powerful love and marriage cure as well as for health. The Chinese symbol in the top corner is the word for “Love” to help reinforce this Feng Shui cure. Place this light and airy Cherry Blossom painting in your home to help usher in new beginnings!