I'm not the only one who's pondered peacocks. "Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies, for example."--John Ruskin. (The Stones of Venice, I)
Having never heard of peacock soup or having seen a peacock rug, I'm not sure what sort of real purpose they serve, other than beauty. But, isn't that enough? One of God's creations for us to enjoy.
The Bible (Proverbs 31:30) says that "Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain..." but darned if I don't just love those peacock colors! And this isn't a woman, it's a bird. You can read the whole verse here. And mom deserves something pretty to look at, right?
Another mother's day gift given:
a simple handtowel, stitched with love.