Monday, April 19, 2010

Smells & Music


Today I walked past a cluster of jasmine plants lining a walkway. The smell instantly took me back to the carefree summer days with my grandma. She had the volleyball, badminton & horseshoes all set up. Waking up to oatmeal & bran muffins on the table.


I was right there again, as if my grandma was still here smiling at me. That single smell gave me such a warm & loving memory.

A few weeks ago at work we were listening to a radio station & a song came on. There I was, gliding across the ice, practicing my spins & jumps. I was 12 years old, with my Dorothy Hamill haircut & dreaming of the day when I would be able to land an axel jump...then off to the Olympics, every young skaters dream.

My Childhood Idol...DOROTHY HAMILL

What is it about smells & music that take you right back to a certain time in your life?

3 comments:

Kimmy said...

Oh, I know, huh?! I sure love the smell of jasmine too! I miss my childhood at times.

KC Mom said...

I don't know but I love everyone one of my senses and I love when they take me back. It's so amazing how awesome our brains are!!! Memories attached to smells...genius.

Cindy said...

I know exactly what u mean. There are certain smells that can actually trigger memories of Halloween,the fall, Brooklyn, my grandma even actual times in my life. I remember one time stopping in the middle of a street and telling my friend "mmmm, it smells like 1989" of course she thought I had lost my mind...perhaps ;-)

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