A friend of a friend (FOAF) really wants to know the source for this quote. (Actually, sie only knew the first sentence as per the title above and the rest has been scoured from the Internets by other FOAFs).
“She had a fondness for gardenias. Like a favorite private memory, they made her happy. She’d make daily cuttings and place their creamy velvet-like blooms in jelly jars and old china bowls all over her house. She’d smile and breathe in deeply. ‘Like many things in life,’ she said, ‘their stay is too brief, but while they are here the air is filled with magic.”
Anyone got more clue?