Sunday, January 01, 2006
An attempt to appear younger by blogging in the self revelatory way of the real blogging community
Here is a picture that really says who I am.
I'm just a little guy peering out from among the plumeria's.
Plumeria flowers grow on trees in Hawaii. I spent most of my twenties there. They grow year round.
Before I went to Hawaii, when I was nineteen years old, someone told me how it was amazing because you could actually just smell the scent of flowers in the air there.
So, when I first got off the plane in the airport, where a few of us were greeted by a lovely young woman who was friends with one of my fellow travellers, and we finally got outside of the airport and were putting our baggage in the car - suddenly I smelled it. I could smell the scent of flowers in the air!!!
Later as we drove along, I realized it was because the lovely young woman had a lei on, and I was smelling the plumeria's around her neck.
But even so, even later I came to realize, that it is still true that you can smell flowers in the air from time to time, whether because you are near a gathering of plumeria trees, or because someone is wearing a lei, which they so often are.