Luxury ships are such a pleasant cocoon that one forgets the outside world. This can be a good thing, but occasionally I am reminded of how easy it is to let wonderful things pass by. Today I had a last-minute chance to escort a tour to the Hawaiian Botanical Gardens outside Hilo, and it was such a gratifying experience just to be out breathing in the wonderful green world of tropical plants and luxuriating in the presence of flowers. Ahhhh, thanks! This sleeping butterfly needed that!