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  • On your birthday, this 26th February, 2013.
  • Actually, the photo that follows is what I shot, minus the special effects.

    I don't normally like mimosa - such a showy, fluffy, loose sort of flower, forever shedding her all.

    But in the driving sleet and biting wind of the day before yesterday she shored me up.

    She showed me determination: "it's Spring. I'm here to stay."

    She showed me tenacity: not one petal did fall. Not one.

    You have showed us all the self-same qualities, and more.

    I can't count the times your work has raised my flagging spirits.

    I think I'll go and see her again tomorrow.

    I'd prefer to see you, dear Kiki, but...
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