As fond as I am of black irises, the national flower of Jordan, I'm considering changing my Red Room photo. Today I created a caricature of myself, complete with a red hibiscus behind one ear to commemorate my days as a Peace Corps volunteer in Western Samoa. The bank I worked for rented for me a huge Western-style home built by a German doctor during World War II. In my yard grew a banana tree, a cashew tree, a papaya tree, coconut palms, two massive mango trees (but I'm allergic to them!), frangipani, and hibiscus bushes. A little Eden, and so fragrant. As I crossed my yard to head for work each morning, the last flora I passed were my hibiscus bushes. Most days, I plucked a flower and jabbed it behind one ear, in the Polynesian fashion.
Anywhooooo. . .what do you think? Should I switch it up and make this caricature my new Red Room photo? Or is all that Angel Face-ness just too gorgeous for a grim subject like dishonor killings?! :-D
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