Missing Home and Calla Lilies

Earlier today, I was out with my colleagues to buy foods for lunch when I saw a withered calla lily along the pathway to the church of Glad Tidings. 

Immediately my heart and mind thought and missed home and the mountains.

I remember myself traveling in the mountains of Cordillera and stopping at places that I find and feel significant like this garden along the road to Mankayan, Benguet. I would have wanted to pick and bring home the calla lily here but I contented myself just having a picture taken with it. Next to chrysanthemums and tulips, this is my other favorite flower which always evokes happiness inside of me.

Calla lily is a flower used in both weddings and burials. However, I see it more of a pure and happy flower full of meaning, promise and magic. To me, it holds a mystery of something beyond ordinary. It makes me feel at home just holding one close to my heart. Were I to marry again, this would be the bouquet I'd like to use.

Does any flower evoke such emotions within you? Or is it just the weird me feeling an attachment to a flower?

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