The gift of a tangerine brought the smell of dreams in her room, for hours after Julia had eaten the fruit. She let the peel dry on the windowsill, its smell bringing the warmth of Africa in the cold January of Helobiae.


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My name is Marco, I am an entrepreneur in the financial industry, a graphic artist and a lover of the urban landscape. You can tweet me @helobiae


  1. Lovely. We put the peel on the top of the woodburner to scent the room. Thank you. Love David

  2. I often save my dry citrus rinds to add to the fire…Fresh rinds work too 🙂 Eucalypti leaves give off a nice smell too. I only have a small plant in front garden, which I haven’t trimmed yet…
    I remember reading somewhere that the someone who could carefully peel the rind in on continuous piece hung those peels in a sunny window to add color and motion to their room…but that may have been fiction.
    I suppose I could hang them from the back porch with a little peanut butter and bird seed for my feathered friends.

  3. Oooh such a lovely picture! Do you ride a bike per chance, would be lovely to see some bike drawings if you do? Do you commision for credit?

  4. There’s a lovely bit about savoring tangerines in MFK Fisher.

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