Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Makahiya



The flower of the Mimosa pudica is a lovely spray of color on an infinite expanse of grass. Its bright color stands out prettily against the verdant hues of the surrounding natural carpet. But when you place the Makahiya amongst flowers like calla lilies, roses, and sunflowers, it becomes a weed. Small, fragile, and muted in color, while it does not cease to be a thing of beauty, it suddenly becomes plain and ordinary.

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