Was it only yesterday, that mysterious period of time, when I was a butterfly in Bali, my toes hot pink, and my soul snuggled into the villa lounger, glad of shelter from the late morning sun?
And did I really travel from sun to snow to see the last of the winter flowers?
But never mind Monday. This Sunday is a double celebration day - as paper snakes and red lanterns are twisted around doorways and set off into night skies, we celebrate my mother's birthday. My talented and conscientious mother, who doesn't need this to be the Year of the Snake to be thoughtful and particular about her actions and words. Beautiful is as beautiful does was never truer.
and having spent many hours of fake cooking with me, is clearly able to take on a real birthday cake now!
GONG XI FA CAI my beloveds, and a Happy Happy Birthday to my beautiful Mother!!