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"I'm a farm boy. It's very interesting; you can detect self-starting characteristics in this society and they are strongest among people who have had some kind of rural upbringing and a very impressionable stage."
- Frank Herbert

Homing Butterflies  
  Butterflies modified to accompany a purchased bouquet.  

There is an outrageous bouquet of flowers on my desk, complete with miniature butterflies, the kind gen-modded to stay within a hand's length radius of the scent of the assigned homing flower and guaranteed to live for 72 hours, if you believe the advertising.
From Moxyland, by Lauren Beukes.
Published by Jacana Media in 2008
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This would be handy for modern-day religious ceremonies as well. I seem to recall a passage in an ancient text regarding proper worship of the guru; the devotee should offer a "bouquet of flowers humming with bees" in the direction of their chosen deity.

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