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Thursday, January 20, 2011

‘The Transient Beauty’

Don’t give up on that plant quite yet: an inspired story from Taiwan.


Lin Yueh-ku receives her literary award at the Taipei International Flora Exhibition.

Photo: Focus Taiwan

Taipei’s International Flora Exhibition includes a literary contest, a feature that lots more garden shows should consider: verbal flower arranging certainly enhances any vase arrangement or real-earth garden—and may outlive them both.

Lin Yueh-ku’s prize winning entry “Life of the Night Blooming Cereus – the Transient Beauty” should give plant-people of every medium a jolt of grateful realism.

Lin, who’s suffered 13 years with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), spent a month tapping out her story, vignettes from her 54 years.

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Posted by Julie on 01/20 at 04:11 PM
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