Glass Pear?

4 Dec

So I mentioned a couple blogs back that I had recently discovered a band called “Glass Pear” which I am slowly becoming more and more obsessed with. So, I began to wonder about the name, and where it came from. Why Glass Pear? And this is what I found:

A lot of the songs I write are about the fragility and transiency of life and love. So I wanted to find a name that expressed that. Apparently the ancient Chinese believed that the pear was a symbol of immortality (pear trees live for a long time). Its also a symbol of affection in other cultures. In Chinese the word li means both “pear” and “separation,” and for this reason, tradition says that to avoid a separation, friends and lovers should not divide pears between themselves. So for me a glass pear is a pear that is fragile, breakable, needing protection, just like love.

 

Beautiful.

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