Thursday, August 18, 2011


I lived in Hawai'i briefly many years ago, and i fell in love with plumeria, also called frangipani. When my parents arrived to visit, i made leis for them from the fragrant plumeria flowers.

Among my houseplants, i have plumeria, and it is blooming now. When a blossom falls off, i float it in a bowl of water until brown spots of aging appear. Then i compost it.

The tender, creamy white, fragrant flower that arouses tender feelings in me--that blossom ages and withers.

When i lived in Hawai'i, i was a tender young thing and in love. Now my hands have brown age spots.

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