Back in March of 2012, the band Shinedown -- which is the one band my whole family can listen to without any argument -- released their album titled "Amaryllis". The title track to the CD quickly became one of my favorites.

I had never heard the word "amaryllis" before so after a quick Google search, I soon found out that it was a bulbous flower that originated in Africa.

A few months later, around Christmas time, I happened to be in a big box hardware store and they were selling amaryllis bulbs. The picture on the box reminded me a bit of poinsettias which I love. I thought I'd take a chance. Man, I'm glad I did!

They take a very long time, relatively, to grow but when they finally bloom... it's spectacular!

My wife and I have bought a few more since then. She (my wife) is a hairdresser and talks to many people every day. She mentioned that many of her clients had gotten turned on to them.

Here is what they look like as they are maturing:

Amaryllis


Here are the words from "Amaryllis":

"In a while now
I will feel better
I'll face the weather before me
In a while now I'll race the irony
And buy back each word of my eulogy
All the uninvited tragedies
Step outside
Ask yourself now
Where would you be without
Days like this?
When you finally collide
With the moment you cant forget
So do I remind you of
Someone you never met
A lonely silhouette
And do I remind you of
Somewhere you wanna be
So far out of reach
Oh, I wish you'd open up for me
'Cause I wanna know you
Amaryllis
Bloom
Stay a while now
Undress your colors
'Cause they're like no others
I've ever seen
I could get used to your company
Step inside
Ask yourself now
Where would you be without
Days like this?
When you finally collide
With emotions you can't resist
So do I remind you of
Someone you never met
A lonely silhouette
And do I remind you of
Somewhere you wanna be
So far out of reach
Oh, I wish you'd open up for me
'Cause I wanna know you
Amaryllis
In a while now
I will feel better
I will be better
So do I remind you of
Someone you never met
A lonely silhouette
And do I remind you of
Somewhere you wanna be
So far out of reach
Oh, I wish you'd open up for me
'Cause I wanna know you
Amaryllis
Bloom
Amaryllis
Bloom
Amaryllis"
Source: LyricFind

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Todd E. Lyons, Esq.

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