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The best fragrance is at night

Most of us have noticed how fragrant the air is at night. Passing through a garden or a field of clover the very atmosphere seems to be laden with delightful perfumes. Scientists now tell us that certain varieties of roses are from thirty to forty per cent more fragrant at night than in the day, and that other varieties of flowers show an almost equally large percentage.

But it is not the flowers alone that give out their heaviest fragrances in the darkness. It is true of human lives also. It takes the night of sorrow to call forth their sweetest fragrance. Patience, sympathy, love, forgiveness – these and other rare perfumes are exhaled most freely when the sick chamber to impart a word of encouragement or hope has testified that he has brought away infinitely more than he has given.


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23 thoughts on “The best fragrance is at night

  1. ellaherself on said:

    Reblogged this on Thoughts and Whatnots.

  2. Well said! God bless.

  3. What a beautiful article! Thank you for sharing the experience of the rose! It is truly enjoyable to pass by a garden of them! Such a nice natural organic God-given natural aroma 🙂 ~The ManVsBooksClub

  4. Your words and the image are poetry and passion. Continue doing what you are doing.

  5. Beautiful!
    Thanks for both coming & following my blog.

    Warm regards,

  6. Karuma on said:

    This quote is beautiful! It is very similar to a passage about night that I wrote a few weeks ago. Would you mind if I add it on, and then post it?

  7. Reblogged this on Carpe Noctem and commented:
    Something really great that I came across! It won’t fail to inspire you.

  8. Reblogged this on pindanpost and commented:
    not just roses, but many species here in the Kimberley tropics have the best fragrances at night. A good post, giving me some ideas on one of my own. Thanks.

  9. “It takes the night of sorrow to call forth their sweetest fragrance” . This is beautiful. I relate this to the recent loss of my Dad – and am looking forward to the “fragrance” of his life. Thank-you.

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