When the name NineTomatoes landed in me, the same way my drawings do, I just trusted it. Seven years later, it’s become the cornerstone of my life’s work. Originally, I researched the number Nine and the etymology of the word Tomatoes. Plenty of wonderful insights.
My favorite Nine thoughts from The Library of ialexandriah -
“Of all the single digit numbers, nine (9) may be the most profound. Composed of three trinities (3 times 3 equals 9), nine represents the principles of the sacred Triad taken to their utmost expression. The Chaldeans believed 9 to be sacred, and kept it apart in their numerology from the other numbers. Nine has been and in some cases still is considered thrice sacred and represents perfection, balance, order — in effect, the supreme superlative.”
And lots of juicy tidbits from The Epicurean Table about Tomatoes. Aside from being well known as Love Apples, apparently they’re “deemed the very symbol of woman – tempting, bewitching, and a threat to male dominance.” Only love can threaten fear.
Off and on, over the years, I thought about these seemingly random ideas until one day it all gelled together. The sacred, supreme Nine. The loving, feminine Tomato. To me, NineTomatoes means Unconditional Love – Unconditionally Loving Mandalas from the Sacred Geometry of Source, here to inspire us all to live from Love, not Fear.
…in loving memory of my Angel, Sonny, who loved me unconditionally.