Sunday, April 27, 2008

If You're a Nerd and You Know It, Raise Your Hand

*Hand held above head* What is a Pink? I am led to believe it is some sort of flower. But what does this flower look like? Does it exist today? The only real refrence I have is Kate Chopins "The Awakening". The very last sentence of the book reads: "There was the hum of bees, and the musky odor of pinks filled the air." I read this book when I was in early high school. It is an amazing book. But I still have never really known what a pink is. For a while I thought it was mimosas, the tree blossom. But from recent internet searching the best I can come up with is crepe myrtle. If you, my decidedly few readers know what I'm looking for please tell me!! This is gonna drive me nuts!!
That being said, I am researching this beacause i would like to use the quote as a tattoo. And I would like to incorperate an image of the appropriate blossom with it. Did I mention that this book, the one I reffrence, is from 1899? Yes. I AM a nerd. Your point please?

--Little Bird is searching for answers


Anonymous said...

its a flower, your intuition is correct

ginger said...

I love that boook !

Don said...


A pink is another name for carnation.

Some sources:

The old-fashioned carnation name pinks comes from the serrated flower edges, which look as if cut with pinking shears.

Dianthus is a genus of about 300 species of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae, native mainly to Europe and Asia, with a few species extending south to north Africa, and one species (D. repens) in arctic North America. Common names include carnation (D. caryophyllus), pink (D. plumarius and related species) and sweet william (D. barbatus).