a sultry summer day smack dab in the middle of spring. the kind of summer day that requires playing with the sprinkler and huge amounts of lounging. the bright sun is infused through a filter of heavy air. the heat swirls the scent of the gardenia bush throughout the yard. there is nothing like falling asleep in the sun and waking to the scent of gardenia. before my eyes open, there is a slide show in my mind of all the spaces I have stood that smelled of gardenia.
at the end of my life, I will be able to say that my life was gardenia scented.