Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I is for Iris


                                      Iris can pertain to a handful of things.


IRIS - EYE

It rests behind the cornea and is the muscular diaphragm that controls the size of the pupil. It forms the colored portion of the eye. Tiny muscles in the iris allow it to dilate and contract the pupil size. This action regulates the amount of light that enters the eye.
Image credit: ygraph.com

IRIS - FLOWER
         It's the state flower of Tennessee. Meanings of this flower include faith, hope, and wisdom.
Its name derives from the Greek word for "rainbow."


                      IRIS - GREEK GODDESS
Greek Goddess Iris, the messenger of the gods and the personification of the rainbow, acted as the link between heaven and earth.
image credit: goddessgift.net


IRIS - SONG BY GOO GOO DOLLS

Lyrics for IRIS

And I'd give up forever to touch you
'Cause I know that you feel me somehow
You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be
And I don't want to go home right now

And all I can taste is this moment
And all I can breathe is your life
'Cause sooner or later it's over
I just don't want to miss you tonight

And I don't want the world to see me
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

And you can't fight the tears that ain't coming
Or the moment of truth in your lies
When everything feels like the movies
Yeah you bleed just to know you're alive

And I don't want the world to see me
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

And I don't want the world to see me
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

And I don't want the world to see me
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am




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23 comments:

  1. The whole time I was thinking Goo Goo Dolls and then BAM! it was there. Nice post!

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  2. Awesome informative yet feel-good post! "I just want you to know who I am?" LOL. I'll be singing this one all day long now. :)

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  3. So man Irises!!! I had no idea, lol.

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    1. I'm sure there's more out there, too! :)

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  4. I love that Goo Goo dolls song! Good post.

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  5. Love the beautiful flower of Iris! Yay for Tennessee, state of my birth and most of my life! The Goo Goo Dolls, I am not familiar with, but I loved reading the lyrics. Best regards to you, Ruby

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  6. Next time you should put up the youtube video for "Iris" so I can listen to it while I'm reading your blog and leaving my comment.

    I thought I knew my Greek mythology too, but don't remember reading about Iris. Looks lovely as a statue though.

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    1. Okay, Kim. I included a video just for you! It's not the "standard" from the movie. I think this one is better. I'll send a text because I doubt you'll read this comment. LOL :P

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  7. I had an Aunt Iris. I know she wasn't named after the song or the eye part. I wonder if it was the flower or the goddess.

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    1. That'd be cool if she was named after the flower or the goddess!!!

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  8. I love that song!

    I have a good friend named Iris--such a pretty name.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  9. Such a great song!
    Thanks for stopping by mine as well! :D

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  10. <3 <3 <3 Goo Goo Dolls. Also Maroon 5's Songs about Jane.. classic! Music is integral to writing don't you think?

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    1. Absolutely. I love music.
      And Maroon 5 is my fav. :)

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  11. Seeing "Iris" I did first think of the Goo Goo dolls tune. Probably because it got a lot of airplay just before my son was to turn 3. I'd left the radio on in my room, and "Iris" was playing. When I returned a moment later he was standing in the middle of the room, facing the radio, and singing, "I just waaaaant you to knoooow whoIyam..." And then he half turned, noticing me, and a shy smile spread across his face. (Ah, mommy nostalgia!)

    Some Dark Romantic

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