Wednesday, November 4, 2009
We have the best neighbors. Really...we do.
Behind us lives an older Filipino couple. They have the most amazing garden - full of fruit trees, grape vines, and gorgeous plants of all kinds. They're always bringing us things: canned pears, pickled peppers, jellies, and various plants that they've split for us to plant in our own yard.
Today Faye brought us a bouquet of roses. Yesterday they had been to the local shrine where they were giving out loads of roses. I met her in our yard and offered her some cockscomb so that she could plant the seeds next spring. The conversation went something like this:
Faye: "Oh, yes. We have these in our country, but we cannot grow them here."
Me: "Well, take as much as you like. You can see they grow like crazy. We even used them in our Wedding."
Faye: (giggling) "Oh, in our country we take them to the cemetery."
Oh, well....life is a circle.