This morning, while walking through the campus, I suddenly became conscious of the fragrance of the osmanthus fragrans, 桂花. At first I thought I was imagining things, since they were in bloom less than 2 months ago. I didn’t know they can blossom so soon again. Then I took a closer look. The dead flowers are still on the branches. In fact, the fresh flowers bloom among the dead ones. Amazing.
I am thankful anyway.