Three seasons passed this year before I was able to pick Passion flowers. Smoke has become a relentless curtain blended with extreme heat and particles from burned homes and memories. A new marker for life in California. Even my Frangipani was not having it this year. In earlier years, I would find spring and late summer blossoms, the sparse green vines weaving and clinging to the nearby big Oaks holding flower heads heavy with the royalness of Purple Rain. I knew Passion flower by other names, another life time ago in Peru. A handful of Spanish words thanks to nightly study of a translation dictionary, was enough to go to the farmers market but not enough to understand that Granadilla and Maracuja were the same fruit. I lived in Lima, where life was simple and had some of the most memorable food I’ve encountered in any of the countries I’ve lived in. I learned to eat French fries with yellow mustard and ceviche with Pisco Sour. Passion flowers grew on the roof top where I lived and would blossom several times a year in the clean Peruvian air. The flowers would give way to wrinkled, hard shells waiting to reveal tangy fruit and seeds, a taste I vaguely recalled in 1970s tang. I loved the smell of the fruit, crunch of seeds and the ritual of making fresh juice because I swear I was drinking the Peruvian sun.
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