Dew in 10 languages
I love being up early enough to see the grass jewelled with dew. Spiderwebs gleaming in the early morning sunshine.I walk through a park to get to work and really enjoy getting a bit of greenery (or ‘shinrinyoku’/ forest-bathing as it is called in Japan) into my day!
Have you ever heard the Greek myth about dew?
The story I was told is that Eos, the goddess of the dawn, fell in love with a mortal man, Tithonus. Zeus, king of the gods, granted Tithonus eternal life but not eternal youth so he gradually grew older and weaker, while Eos stayed unchanging. In some stories, his body begins to shrink down until he becomes a grasshopper. The dew on the grass is Eos’s tears as she wakes with the dawn and weeps for her lost love.
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
What is your favourite thing to do early in the morning?
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