Even though it rarely gets warmer than the mid-sixties, lilac season is wrapping up. Last year around this time we had dinner with one of our teachers and dear friends, Dai Laoshi. Harmony found a four leaf clover as we strolled to the restaurant. We explained the American (maybe Western?) superstition that a four leaf clover is good luck. She then explained that the Chinese have a similar superstition. In China it's good luck to find a five petal lilac flower.

On the way home Harmony said “I'm going to look for a five leaf lilac. Then I'll have good luck in both countries.”

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