Madeleine

Wandering through a pharmacy looking for goose grease to rub on the boils, I have a very strong madeleine moment.

My mother had a beautiful dressing table. It had a large mirror and a glass surface on which were her silver backed brushes and hand mirror, her jewelry box, and always a beautiful round tin of Nivea cream.

I had not seen one of these tins for decades. I had seen various Nivea products, indeed I bought a big plastic bottle of what I took to be Nivea cream but after rubbing it into my skin for a couple of weeks I was told it was shower lotion.

Anyway there in the pharmacy in Yomitan, Okinawa were tins of the original Nivea cream.

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Ageless graphic design.

It made me think of my Mummy.

A Swiss photographer whom I had apparently employed 25 years ago turns up in Okinawa. He takes the usual selfie with his Iphone.

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This is what he sends to me. I understand why he is a successful photographer.

This is fun.

It is the start of the plumeria season.

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Pink ones

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Yellow ones

I will go and dab Nivea cream on the end of my nose.

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1 Response to Madeleine

  1. calderi says:

    Reminds me of Gavaskar being turned away from the Grace Gate at Lord’s.

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