Ceanothus arboreus ‘Trewithen Blue’, fast-growing, short-lived, beautiful. This seems to be a popular option at the moment. I am aspiring to the slow-growing, long-lived, might pull a comb through my hair on a special occasion, approach. Unfortunately I am not at liberty to make these kind of decisions, my fate is with the gods. In the meantime I will try my best to enjoy every second and appreciate the wonder of the ephemeral.