grace of life...

We enjoy these ephemeral blossoms and their delicate perfume. And the name: frangipani! Few words are so exotic and wonderful.

We were robbed at knife-point this weekend. Two desperate young men assaulted us in broad daylight on a deserted stretch of road. It all happened so quickly, it was shocking and unreal. We never imagined the peaceful day could hold such threat and drama.

We are both okay. And our losses were small, insignificant to what might have been. In fact, we feel we may have even gained something from the experience. A little wisdom, maybe. Perhaps some humility.

An appreciation of life, the fragile flower.

Lomé, Togo, June 2008.

Rolleiflex SL66, Fomapan 400.