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ing . . . I’m too empathetic for that . . .” I apologize. “OK! Look, this one is smaller. You could do that! Or, you could . . .” and Dagmar is off to the races again, ideas pouring out of her faster than we can drink wine spritzers. I finish earlier than the others and find a contemplation of Jill Webb’s mural on the wall a good distraction from the excitement of the table. Dagmar notices my gaze and whispers: “It took three weeks — but it is incredible, isn’t it? She did it all with spray paint!” From the watering can at the apex to the shoots of green growth and the roots, it is marvelous with different layers of texture and visual stimulation throughout. Immersed in this beautiful room with friends, plants, food, wine, good cheer and a beautiful mural, I finally understand that this experience — the garden, the office, the afternoon — is Dagmar made manifest and shared with the world. Filled with multiple layers and new shoots of excitement but supported by strong roots, she is here, spreading her branches to encompass all who come. b

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May 2015 •

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