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Monday, November 23, 2009

Walking with sunflowers

Here's where we were yesterday:

I've visited Dover Park Hospice, which is one of the (very) few places in Singapore that provides an inpatient palliative care service, and found it to be an excellent, well-run facility with staff and volunteers that are well-trained in end-of-life issues. So when I found out that there was a fundraising event, I was only too happy to lend my support!

It was a lovely breezy afternoon - just perfect for a stroll through the business district!

There was a costume competition, so there were quite a few people wearing sunflower wreaths and sunflower hats...but this group of ladies from the Breast Cancer Foundation caught my eye. They were dressed in green, orange and yellow, with summery hats and had Van Gogh sunflowers painted all over them. They were just so energetic and happy and comfortable with themselves! I always envy people who aren't self-conscious and just want to have a good time.

Stardust was very excited about having an afternoon out in the city, especially when he saw the field of sunflowers that had been planted by Dover Park Hospice volunteers and donors. I bought him a sunflower so that he could 'plant' it with the other flowers, but he seemed much more interested in parading around and waving it like a standard.


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