Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Saturday, 12 December 2015
This is an authentic mistletoe. I took the picture in Brittany when I went there back in April. I wouldn't have noticed it had it not been from my mother in law. As mistletoe is of course associated with Christmas, I wanted to publish the picture here for Christmastime. But you might not know why it is associated with it. There are a few reasons dating back from Pagan times, but this one is my favourite: mistletoe was used by the evil Norse God Loki to murder the god Balder, an event that was an omen for the Ragnarok. Another of the many reasons why I find Norse mythology so fitting for Christmastime. Anyway, so this small plant committed deicide. Ironic isn't it?