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Nicola Twilley on experiencing the scent of an endangered flower that blooms for only a few hours, just after dawn, on one day every year:
“Bursts of flavor combined with short inhales of the scent to make the experience even more ephemeral than I had anticipated. It was there for a tiny, magical second, and then it was gone before I could really appreciate it—not unlike the flower it came from.”
Photograph courtesy Miriam Simun
I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
—Maya Angelou (via quotes-shape-us)