I don't have the slightest scientific knowledge on the matter, but am a strong believer in the positive affects certain smells can have on our emotional and mental state. My grandma had a spiced apple candle set in a square clay container. I remember when we would visit as little children I would often pick it up and have a whiff. For some reason it made me feel all warm and sparkly inside. One christmas, then 18 yrs old, I noticed all the wax had melted away, and Grandma obliged when I asked if I could keep it. She thought it was a funny thing for me to ask for, but years later it still sits on my bedside table where I can hold it to my nose and get that warm, sparkly feeling again. It really works!
|Poor Scott gets sent a lot of |
selfies of Kenneth and I.
|Kenneth on the plane with me|
leaving Coolangatta airport.
I find it so fascinating how we can have what I call a 'smell bank' in our heads, storing all sorts of memories attached to particular scents. If anyone reading (even if it's just my own mother) has any particular smell that always brings back a certain memory or feeling, I'd love to hear them!