Dakota Rose is a beautiful piano piece by John Nilsen. You can check it out on
John Nilsen, Dakota Rose – YouTube
I am listening to the song from the album I bought, it makes a great sound track. I replaced the wild rose at the edge of my front porch with a new yellow rose, Julia Child. Although it doesn’t smell like her kitchen with garlic and olive oil, the fragrance is lovely. I had a high tea with a friend from childhood that raised old roses to sell. She is another rose in the garden of my life. She explained that the yellow rose I had died at the graft. The red wild rose was the root stock for the graft because the plant is very healthy. It grew like crazy and flowered for only a day. In the Encore of Life, I appreciate the slow reveal, the delicate, the need to nurture and substance over volume and empty.