tiny, incredibly fragrant jasmine flowers are my favourite thing this week. the scent reminds me of the time i spent living in san diego–my apartment complex had jasmine and honeysuckle everywhere, and i was blown away by how strong their scent was. i have a tiny jasmine tree in my apartment, and it’s flowering right now. the scent isn’t quite as strong coming from one small plant instead of masses of large ones, but it’s still beautiful. .
it’s so interesting how scent is such a powerful memory-trigger, and how small things impress on our memories in a way we would never anticipate. i never expected that my time living in san diego would leave such lasting imprints on me, but i was exposed to so many new things it would be nearly impossible not to be changed by them.