The geraniums in my little yard are starting to bloom.
This reminded me of ...
decades ago, Demura Sensei pointed to a
geranium on his desk ... and said to me,
"you're like that flower".
I said, "But Sensei, that's a geranium",
with the same intonation as if a weed.
"Yes, you are like a geranium!".
"Oh Sensei, can't I be a rose, or an orchid ...
or a tulip?" I pleaded.
"No, you are like a geranium!".
I was crushed.
I wanted to be something elegant or beautiful.
need a lot of attention and they bloom easy."
And so, I am a geranium.