#amreading Carlos Bulosan: America Is In the Heart

I went to bed resolved to change the whole course of my life forever. Where was I to begin? Where did rootless men begin their lives? Who were the men that contributed something positive to society? Show me the books about them! I would read them all! I would educate myself to be like them!

In the morning, rising to the clouds with my dream, I walked out of the hotel a new man.

  • — Chapter XXIV, America Is In the Heart, by Carlos Bulosan

Smile 2: Garden Surprises (and Links to Other WordPress SMILES)

A plant self thought was dead turns out to have a few living sprouts:

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Variegated Abutilon, 4 April 2018

Love the dappled leaves. The mother plant is dead for sure. Then, a week ago, while clearing away dead twigs, self found definite signs of life, about two feet away.

Happiness!

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