"And every day there were what we called 'the Green Hills'; that is, the low line of Castlereagh Hills which we saw from the nursery windows. They were not very far off but they were, to children, quite unattainable. They taught me longing--Sehnsucht; made me for good or ill, and before I was six years old, a votary of the Blue Flower." --C. S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy
The Blue Flower (German: Blaue Blume) is a central symbol of Inspiration. It stands for desire, love, and the metaphysical striving for the infinite and unreachable. German author Novalis first used the symbol in his unfinished Bildungsroman, entitled Heinrich von Ofterdingen. After contemplating a meeting with a stranger, the young Heinrich von Ofterdingen dreams about blue flowers which call to him and absorb his attention. In some cultures, blue roses traditionally signify a mystery, or attaining the impossible, or the neverending quest for the impossible. They are believed to be able to grant the owner youth or grant wishes.
Delphinidin is an anthocyanidin, a primary plant pigment, and also an antioxidant. Delphinidin gives blue hues to flowers like violas and delphiniums. It also gives the blue-red color of the grape that produces Cabernet Sauvignon, and can be found in cranberries and Concord grapes as well as pomegranates. --Wikipedia
missed something in the show. I can’t figure out why Ichabod and Abbie are fighting so hard to prevent the, according to scripture, God appointed four horsemen from riding, and etc. Do they feel the horsemen have been hijacked and that while they’re not against the events of Revelation from occurring per se, they feel like God’s plan has been hijacked as well and that things are occurring before the appointed time? I think you get me. But then I think, “Oh. What if the writer’s are having them purposely misled!?” Ok, I didn’t really ask anything, but I would love to hear your thoughts if you have any. And sorry about needing three messages for my ask. ;)
Don’t be sorry! This is a fascinating ask. I have a few thoughts:
1. I think that while the apocalypse as detailed in the Bible leads to establishment of God’s kingdom, the key phrase there is leads to, and before we get there, a whole lot of shit has to go down on earth. And depending on which form of Christianity one adheres to (aka whether or not you believe in the Rapture), Christians are not going to be exempt from the suffering that occurs as part of the apocalypse, and it’s a natural instinct to want to prevent that.
2. In popular culture, the apocalypse = the end of the world and is generally understood to be A Bad Thing. Sleepy Hollow, for all it talks about the Bible and church and exorcisms, etc., does not actually talk about God. Like, at all. I’d guess that the writers are coming at this from a completely secular angle, taking Revelation as a starting point and going their own way from there.
3. The reality of the show also includes witches, Native American dream demons, Middle English being spoken in the lost colony of Roanoke, Zombie George Washington, and Purgatory being some kind of alternate hell-dimension. Sometimes it’s best to keep the MST3K mantra in mind and just sit back and enjoy the show. :)