Adorning the Tranquilo Traveler’s Colorado cohousing porch this tiki season, this solar-powered torch turns on and “flickers” orange when the sun goes down. It’s quite realistic, the flame effect, adds a soft tribal glow to our community at night. The flower lei came from Honolulu, express delivery, orchids strung together and ridiculously fresh.
Yes, ridiculous, I thought when I felt the delicious coldness of the petals; both stunned by the lei’s freshness and incredulous at the amount of resources I imagined were spent to ship a few flowers across the globe. When gas hits $10 a gallon, what are the first things we will we not be able to order online?
In the meantime, I gots tiki torches at twilight.