: Psico Design ep. 5 : CUMIN

is a small white wildflower, which we are very used to see around us, but it always goes unnoticed

 

we don’t recognize the flower
but we know very well what cumin is

 

cumin is a spice


a very intense one, in fact, being a spice, cumin has a key feature:
it seasons the dish

 

it gives the dish a different flavour than the one it had before
it changes the taste of life
“it adds some seasoning”, they say
it gives the days a different taste, an extra taste, a different note

 

this is a great symbolic meaning…
it represents that “something” that jumped into our life to revolutionize its taste
to emphasize it
to give it a different point of view, or a new one

 

moreover, cumin has a very persistent flavour
it stays in the mouth for a long time, just like curry, and you need some time to get rid of its taste in the palate

 

over the years, this feature has given cumin another important and beautiful meaning — as romantic as its small white flowers

 

“stay with me for as long as possible, even forever”

 

and so,
according to some legends, the men who wanted to start wooing a woman would bring her a bouquet of cumin flowers as gift
to reveal her their true interest, their serious intentions
their loving heart

 

and on the other side,
the legend says that when men had to leave their houses for work and be away for a while —maybe to be in the fields, in the sea, or in a battle— women would fill their partner’s pockets with cumin sandwiches
in order to be remembered for a long time

 

to keep their flavour by their side for as long as possible

 

“stay with me, remember me”

 

with love,

by Lady Sara