Spring Has Sprung!

The beautiful flower we now call narcissus sprang up at the spot. And in fact, even though today most are cultivated by growers, we do sometimes find them growing wild beside woodland streams.

Narcissus, by Caravaggio

One other modern-day tribute to this beautiful young man is darker: His name is the source of the personality disorder called narcissism, an excessive level of self-admiration, especially in regard to physical attributes.

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