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In the tropical heat of the summer afternoon, the air was dreadfully thick and still (or sultry - the best word I learned from the movie "Throw Mama off the Train"). Every willow leaf dropped its head. Even the tireless cicadas stopped humming.
A gentle breeze brushed my face. All the flowers in...
Magnolia shares the same shape as the lotus except for its center. I heard this story. A lotus did not like to be in the water. She loved to play with fire. So the Lord decided to throw her up to the tall tree nearby, removed her seedpod, and gave her a torch to hold.