Overdue update, but the reaction from my spontaneous giving of flowers on Valentine’s Day was immense. I warmed up by giving flowers to the garbage man, the traffic men and women, and other service workers. They were appreciative and graceful in accepting my flowers. Young ladies generally tended to be shy and confused. They all needed some convincing.

My friend and I handed flowers to businessmen in the elevator and one was so overwhelmed by the gesture that he managed to get his bag stuck to the elevator.

Then later that evening, I handed my last daisy to a woman picking up bottles and trash at Sanlitun.

As we left, I turned back to look. She was holding out the flower, smiling and standing quietly while staring at the flower.