Monday Mosaic #4 - Scent
“But soft, methinks I scent the morning air.” ~Shakespeare
My children are obsessed with favorites. What is your favorite color? Favorite food? Most favored possession? Do you have a favorite book? Favorite car? It is an endless cycle of inquiries. They are also quite adept at conjuring hypothetical questions to help ferret out what would be a favorite should I not provide them with an immediate answer. Questions like, “If you could give up one of your senses, what would it be?” I remember asking that question myself as a child and yet … I have never been able to answer it. I am rather fond of my senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch. I do not want to lose any of them.
Today, I bring you a few of my favorite scents …
1) Cinnamon; 2) Salty Ocean Air; 3) Coffee; 4) Fresh Cut Grass; 5) Lemons; 6) Cilantro; 7) Dark Chocolate; 8) Rain; 9) Books
“Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains...” ~Diane Ackerman, American Writer