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Concentrate on the Chrysanthemums
Kenny Moore
May 08, 1972
The marathon is never a bed of roses, but in Japan the contemplation of floral displays wonderfully calms the jitters. To soothe your feet, try vodka
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May 08, 1972

Concentrate On The Chrysanthemums

The marathon is never a bed of roses, but in Japan the contemplation of floral displays wonderfully calms the jitters. To soothe your feet, try vodka

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"Relax. We'll have a drink afterward."

"You know, the winner of this race really will be the favorite in Munich."

"Concentrate on the chrysanthemums and lilies, Frank. Think of the care some tiny, patient gardener...."

"We can do it, you know. I really feel it."

"Think how he watered and pruned and fertilized, creating blossoms that invite quiet contemplation...."

"Those Russians look fit enough. I wonder if they're as nervous...."

"Pretend you're that patient gardener, taking pleasure and fulfillment from simply watching...."

"When I think of the start, all those frantic Japanese, ready to die.... The way they're going to drive us...."

"Frank. That way lies madness."

"You're right. What were you saying about flowers?"

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