It all started in a garden that had never seen a landscaper but had the wild and uncalculated beauty of a person who simply loved flowers.
Friends from Marrakesh and Rabat had gathered among the blooms for the occasion with their dogs.
Smaller members of the group grabbed surf boards and were gone.
There were hugs.
With friends, I watched him...
but there were only 5.
I thought about the 50 years that had passed -- many of them with me. And I wondered if they had been happy, happy enough. I hoped the next 50 years would be yet happier. But it wouldn't happen all by itself.
There are many flowers for picking
in gardens by the sea and everywhere.