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?