Creativity, passion, pure spirituality, the intensity of which purifies all it touches – these are the elements of a successful life to Alison Foster, graphic designer for a Chicago design firm. Unfortunately, they're rarely required or rewarded on the job, so she pursues her own painting career relentlessly after work and on weekends, trying to evade the frustrations that churn inside, threatening to destroy her life . . .
By most measures, Nevan Pierce, lead singer of a London-based band, The Ancients, is successful. The band has a cult following around the world, and the love and admiration he gets from fans satiates his thirst for acceptance. Although he revels in this admiration, Nevan's search for substance in a world filled with masks and empty facades forces him to turn to his dreams for friendship, inspiration, and a spirited romance . . .
In those dreams, the two come together to explore the vibrancy of a world without boundaries or obstacles, a world where one’s inner landscape is as accessible and beautiful as the notes to a song. But those dreams are just the beginning in a book filled with art, music, and the complications they create.
Enter a world where falling raindrops form the sound of future songs, where dreams and reality blend like oils on canvas, where Nevan and Alison explore the nature of creativity and desire with near-fatal results. Experience The Flavor of Orchids: rich with images, lyrics, the difficulties and beauty of life.