A sweet smelling fragrant flower offered to our lord Krishna who is also believed to love the fragrance of sweet smelling flowers lingers with me even now after 40 years. I vividly remember the plumeria that lay strewn on the ground where we played close to our house. My brother and his friends would play an old Indian game called Gilli Danda and my sister and I would be hanging around, playing games of our own.

A fun activity for My older sister and me was to collect freshly fallen plumeria flowers and make little rings out of the flowers by folding the petals backwards into the stem. We would feel elated wearing the rings ,smelling them and showing them off to everyone around. Even today the sight and the smell of the flower reminds me of my childhood games and the times with my sister and neighborhood friends. This memory is definitely as sweet as the scent of the flower!

- Hima Mehta