Flowers For George Washington

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A New Year Is Upon Us

This week’s bunch of fresh cut flowers honor those who won’t be with us to shepherd in the new year. As 2011 ends I think of all those who departed; some too early, others right on time. And here we are – left to carry on without them. So what do we do with the ever shortening time we have left? Do we spend it on frivolous tidings or do we start to impact those around us in some positive fashion. This is what we as a culture did in 2011. What will you do in 2012?

“My brave fellows, you have done all I asked you to do and more than could be reasonably expected.  But your country is at stake, your wives, your houses and all you hold dear. If you will consent to stay one month longer, you will render that service to the cause of liberty and to your country which you probably can never do under any other circumstances.”

George Washington, January 1777

December 30, 2011 Marina del Rey Gelsons

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I’m Having A Debtor’s Ball

This week’s bunch of fresh flowers are Lime Green Chrysanthemums, which embody mixed meanings; in the east they are a symbol for longevity, wealth and happiness, while in the west they signify decadence and death. Perhaps interpretation depends on your success rate with put options.

“there is no practice more dangerous than that of borrowing money… for when money can be had in this way, repayment is seldom thought of in time… Exertions to raise it by dint of industry ceases. It comes easy and is spent freely and many things indulged in that would never be thought of, if to be purchased by the sweat of the brow. In the meantime, the debt is accumulating like a snowball in rolling.” George Washington, circa 1760.

October 22, 2011 Playa Vista Farmers Market

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