One day when I was looking at the Astromelia, I noticed the petals were dropping but they still looked pretty so I took a picture. Then I remembered something Jeffrey Yuen said in class one day. He said, the Chinese say, “Flowers don’t cry when their petals fall.” I thought WOW, that would make a great 15 second video. I would take pictures every day and voilá. (Yes, I am studying French again.) I was struck by the beauty of the flowers as they withered and the petals fell.
The video turned out to be 34 seconds but still not a burden on the viewer. Luck was with me when I started to record the voice over. WKCR was playing “My Favorite Things” performed by John Coltrane, what an auspicious coincidence. I let it play in the background. Remember flowers don’t cry when their petals drop.