Living in San Francisco in the 70’s I was finally able to hear musicians that our land-locked Colorado didn’t permit. One of the highlights was seeing and later meeting and playing with Flora Purim and Airto Moreira. Although this song is not really Brazilian in any way, I wanted to say or speak this piece to her, and so the title. It means flower in Portuguese, Italian, and Spanish. I later on recorded with her, and wrote the title song with her daughter Diana, “This Magic”, on her Speak No Evil album.