I left the beloved Mission this morning! and went to the Farmer’s Market at the Ferry Building. This is one of the most beautiful (and expensive) farmer’s markets around, and is so full of sensory pleasures. There are landscapes of tulips and romanesque broccoli, dried kiwis and giant beets, artisan cheeses and lavender salt… it’s yummy there. We walked for hours tasting oranges and asian pears.
We also spoke to Dirk the orchid man who pointed to one of his most beautiful orchids and noted, “This one smells like rotting meat.” One of the things I love most about my friend Sasha is her curiosity. She immediately said, “Ew! can I smell?” and confirmed that it in fact smelled like salami.
And I couldn’t help but share a detail of this photo. Do you see the tiny little monk of a man with the long white beard standing at the center bud? Don’t you want to ask him the secret of life?
“Little spotted orchid man, What does it all mean?”