The fingers that held the petal tingled, and a flush rose in her cheek.
A petal fell off; and the taxi driver, brushing past her, ground it into the rug.
"The petal of a plum blossom," he said compassionately, in his own tongue.
He saw the sunshine of Eden glint on every leaf and beam in every petal.
As petal after petal floats down to earth she becomes artistic.