Flower & Song, Issue 2.
This installation of Flower & Song features “I Get Along Without You Very Well" from the album Chet Baker Sings & Plays. There are many pops in this record, but they do not detract from the beauty of the song.
Chet Baker’s androgynous voice blends well with lilies in this precious Hoagy Carmichael song. When Chet Baker sings lily flowers hook elbows and dance petal to petal.
According to Brendan Lehane in The Power of Plants, the lily petal was born of "drops of milk soiled from Hera’s breast when she was suckling the infant Hercules (the same liquid that splashed across the sky to form the Milky Way)”. Much of this milk has splashed the Loma hill leaving all affiliated with the farm with Herculean muscles and lily-like sensitivity.
Flowers are the smile of the farm, softening the borders of the vegetable fields and coloring the dry hills of August.