gathering roses to make rose sugar, rose glycerite, and ecstatic jiling 
rosa species: relaxing, heart-opening, joy-inducing (for me at least), astringent, cooling
more uses: dried for tea, rose syrup, rose wine, rose elixir, rose honey, and my favorite... rose infused in coconut milk ingested with rose-coconut-icecream-sandwiches on a sunny day after spending all day gathering roses by the beach in connecticut with someone i love, my elder lucy :) 

(photos here from 7song's home) 
(and shoutout to my mama's rose syrup turned into wine, and lucy's rose petal jam, and 7song's special rose sugar treat for students!) 

Jiling . 林基玲 
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