The air was perfumed by the heavy scent of the lilies. Their white petals were striking against the backdrop of stone walls, simply beautiful. On closer inspection I could see that their stamens had been removed. Reaching out a hand to the delicate snowy petals I knew that this would be the last time I could enjoy this flower, after today it would forever remind me of the I had to say goodbye. It's scent would forever be sickly and repugnant.