Someone plants White
Champak (Michelia x alba) in their front door. The flowers
spread the aroma to indoor all through the year. You envy the owner
as he can enjoy the natural fragrance, don’t you?
Someone has African Tulip trees (Spathodea
campanulata) in front of the house. The owner always complains
that there is an unknown odor, especially when the flowers bloom in
red. Then, will you feel sorry for the owner who is forced to
suffer from the stench?
We always use our own preferences to measure
others and forget their feelings. Both aroma and odor can be
disgusting, depending on whether the owner accepts it or not.
*translated by Mary Chung