In Bloom

Caroline Brasch Neilsen by Sean & Seng for Numéro #125

For a while last year I obsessed over these flowers. They had the strangest origami-like shapes and bloomed in vibrant hues of purple and fuchsia. Three (or was it four?) sharp triangular edges whorled in paper-thin petals. I'd take strolls through the neighborhood and see doors and walls along random streets curtained with them and quietly snap off a branch and take it home. By the time I got upstairs, the flowers would already be drooping limply off the stem in my hand.