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There is nothing more perfect to me than a Jasmine flower. Five white petals with sunshine yellow in the middle. When I rise at five to go to work I trot out into the garden to see them, dew on the petals, caressed by the first light of the new dawn. Their fragrance is like a drug to me. It gives me a high, my brain buzzes happy, serene. I find my centre and I'm ready for the day. When there are no Jasmine flowers in my garden I rely on my perfume, but nothing is as magical to me a the real flower.

By sheldon25, October 2, 2014.
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If a flower could laugh it would be the jasmine. They dance when the wind blows between the houses, releasing more fragrance into my yard. If I ever have a daughter that will be her name and I will teach her to love and tend to their delicate blooms as I do. And her name will remind me that she too needs tenderness and care. But when she laughs the whole street will hear, not just me.

By kaylayork, October 18, 2014.