Pictures and words each have powers all their own, each diifferent. They conjure memories and cause us to reflect on things both conceptual and corporeal.
The bottom picture is of one lilly among many that I bought for my husband's surprise birthday party last week. It's brought me immense pleasure that my house has smelled like lillies all week. This image will always remind me of the kind friendships, good food, and warm laughter that surrounded my husband on this special day. A gift I'll never forget.