Remember that gardenia bud I shared with you awhile back?
It blossomed into a fragrant vision! My Grandma Maria loved to wear these in her hair.
I think of her when I hear this Justin Townes Earle song that he wrote with Billie Holiday in mind.
“Maybe she went back to Baltimore
Bet she packed her bags the night before
Took a taxi down to Lex and 44th
Caught the first train to Baltimore
‘Cause long ago she left her heart there
‘Cause she could not stop the bleeding
White dress, white shoes, and white gardenias.”
-Justin Townes Earle / White Gardenias