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Monday, November 17, 2008

Stars

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Blogger Romita said...

"Teardrops of the stars"

Okakura Kakuzo writing about the cruel fate of "cut flowers" in 1906...

"In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends. We eat, drink, sing, dance, and flirt with them. We wed and christen with flowers. We dare not die without them...Tell me, gentle flowers, teardrops of the stars, standing in the garden, nodding your heads to the bees as they sing of the dews and the sunbeams, are you aware of the fearful doom that awaits you? ...Why were the flowers born so beautiful and yet so hapless?...Have you not noticed that the wild flowers are becoming scarcer every year? It may be that their wise men have told them to depart till man becomes more human. Perhaps they have migrated to heaven."

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