a few days and then, this.
it's been over a year, maybe two.
i mostly forget it, watering from time to time. 
poor bulb.
but this march
for its own reasons
two blossoms
amazing red.
a word to friends, thank you for encouragement to ian.
a modest sampling of 25 years of handpapermaking journal's featured papermakers.
came in today's mail.
it's like seeing old friends, though i know only a few papermakers in this collection. 
several more i know of. one,
the amazing papermaker, marbler, printer tom leech.
(his sample here)
tom taught me to make lokta paper
and how to climb around on rocky steep hillsides
in toelle, utah
to make something ephemeral for 
others. a meditation, perhaps, for no reason 
except the smiles of others.