An Island Moment

 

Adenium obesum, Bermuda

Dear viewer,

Whenever I post something without much text (as opposed to posting something having long, characteristically brilliant swatches of text ), I get comparatively more views–a message not altogether lost on me; consequently, you will not be hearing about how or why this beautiful flower, of Saudi Arabian origin, is overtaking the island and making it unbearably wondrous.

With tingling sincerity,

Prospero

 

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12 Comments

  1. Why am I not surprised that something from Saudi Arabia should wish to take over the island? I find with my postings that my favourite ones are the ones less liked. The ones I post “just to rid my head of them” seem to draw gasps of admiration. You flower looks like a cross between and apple and a pelargonium.

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    • When King Abdullah visited me some time ago, he learned of my appallingly bad WordPress performance; consequently he gave me these curious elongated seeds and said I should plant them. I think that’s what he said as I do not speak Najdi Arabic. Presumably, once in bloom the glorious adenium would send my WordPress numbers through the roof, so to speak. Obviously the proverbial roof has a few shingles missing as my numbers continue to plummet and my lavender loveseat suffers intermittent water damage.

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      • Indeed! Your flame-red adenium could be seen as Prometheon, and send your fans through the ceiling obscenium. (I might add that I spent quite a bit of time on this response).

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      • Yes, and I appreciate every bit of it. Now if I could just figure out what to do about that loveseat.

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  2. The wetting of the loveseat is a problem. Have you thought of seeing a urologist?

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    • No, but would do it for the sheer joy of suing for medical malpractice. I know of no better way to spend time than to be involved in protracted legal arguments involving rivulets and faulty laboratory equipment.

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      • My last urological visitation involved a doctor, several nurses and a miniature camera. Quite frankly, these things are not what they’re made out to be.

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      • Doctors, nurses, a camera, urology…have you been co-starring in a Stormy Daniels movie?

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      • I don’t CO-star.

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      • My bad. Should have read the contract more carefully.

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  3. Your inconstancy is your most beguiling quality. (I did not spend any time on this response.)

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    • I work hard at inconstancy. In fact, from the moment I turn on my oxygen tank in the early morning to the moment I slip into a delicious coma, I work at being inconstant which is, by the way, a completely different matter than being incontinent, even though they sound alike (see discussion with Bruce.).

      I spent some time on this response as it is my chance to showcase some of that brilliant texty stuff that I have become convinced nobody reads. Thankfully, there are some worthy exceptions.

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