My paperwhites bloomed, and I am in awe. I potted the bulbs myself; diligently watering and patting the soil every day, and crossing my fingers for extra luck. Two weeks later, and here they are! A first for me. I'd like to grow more floral and plant varieties now: there's something tremendously satisfying about nurturing something into existence.
And just because I felt inspired; a selection of "paperwhites" for donning and displaying: