Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Making Creative Scents

Last night as I was out for a walk, my senses came to life by numerous neighbourhood smells. Aside from the McDonald's that was pumping out burger smell, there were other more memorable scents that permeated my psyche.

The first smell was that of the trees whose leaves are quickly changing colour. Every fall, as the tree goes into hibernation, it emits this certain smell that is warming, calming and earthy. It feels like coming home.

The second smell was one I hadn't encountered in a long time. Someone was doing laundry and the smell of their detergent or dryer sheets reminded me of a school friend that I haven't seen in 20 years. I remember her clothes always smelling this particular way. It reminded me of a time when things were a little bit easier and fun.

I love the fall and everything that comes with it.

In your daily writings, be inspired and open up to all that is happening around you.

1 comment:

Anthony James Barnett - author said...

A good post. I've always stressed how important smell is to the senses. Some are so evocative it's incredible how they brings a moment to life.