At Christmas time we sing a lovely song called "What is This Lovely Fragrance?"  I don't know if there are any Holy Week songs about fragrance, but there should be. At this time of year, the air is perfumed with daphne and viburnum and hyacinths and more. This daphne in my neighborhood makes walking to the mailbox an adventure in loveliness.

The juxtaposition of beauty and sorrow during Holy Week makes the season all the more poignant, don't you think?