Singapore Adventure

Saturday, November 19, 2005

by venitha

We're learning so many new foods, flowers, and foreign words that the alphabet soup in my mind frequently refuses to form a coherent spoonful of letters, and I'm annoyed to realize that I've forgotten something I recently learned. Cripes! Just how old am I, anyway?

One lovely flower that I've enjoyed all over southeast Asia and that I gratefully learned in Penang is the hibiscus, and my terrific husband quickly came up with a brilliant way to fix it forever it in my mind: The hibiscus has a proboscis.

This is so completely and so happily something that Jim's dad would have said that I gave Jim a bear hug worthy of the wonderful man himself. Hibiscus. At least there's one tropical bloom I'll now never forget.