Fuchsia, silence companion

Fuchsia ‘Riccartonii’

In the Year of Fuchsia

Fuchsia became a silence companion in little parlour talks from bourgeois’ Ottomans to Cheeseman’ dark dinette.
Aunts gave them to brides as a gift.
Men transplanted in buckets that are previously used for milk, then for water, and at the end, when they were pierced by rust and used, were perfect vases to nurture fickle fuchsias’ bushes and small trees.