I went out and got an Easter lily on my way home from work yesterday. Mrs. Geek's reaction when I brought it into our apartment was not wholly unexpected: "Uh honey, why do we have a large Easter lily?"
This has a lot to do with our respective family backgrounds. For me, the scent of an Easter lily (along with the smell of burnt beeswax from making pysanky) is one of the smells I most associate with Easter. Mrs. Geek's family operated a funeral home, and all lilies fall into the category of "death flowers".
I don't really have the time, space, or empty peanut butter jars (we always seemed to use empty glass peanut butter jars) to start making pysanky, but a bit of that Easter lily scent wafts my way as I sit at my computer... and it smells heavenly.
on 2007-04-04 at 6:13 p.m.
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