A very auspicious accident occurred The day the willows shrieked. The last rose of Babylon, as my grandmother was often referred to, was My incessant valentine.The eidolon and the wardrobe that held My grandmother’s wedding dress had been Sealed with a curse. It was The unmaking of a dream, my dream.
It was only The underground flamingo with Compassion: gift of the suffering heart that could remove the curse. Having endured a similar incident in her own life, the flamingo rose from the watery rushes and saved the day. My wedding day, when I donned my grandmother’s dress.