Friday, April 2, 2010
The Scent of a Memory
This week I walked into the grocery store and was greeted by the sweet scent of hyacinth which triggered the memory of my first big girl job. When I was 23, I got my dream job in corporate America. My mother was very proud and sent me a congratulatory bouquet of flowers on my first day. My excitement in the new big girl job soon turned to fear because I realized there was too much to learn. During those initial scary months, I took comfort in the scent of the hyacinth bouquet my mom sent me. It was a constant reminder of how much she believed in me and as a result, gave me encouragement to forge ahead. It is funny how a scent can so clearly bring back all those memories. For the record I also love: fresh cut grass=spring/summer as a child, hay=time on our ranch riding horses and clove cigarettes=college/concerts (even though I didn’t smoke). And now it’s your turn, what scents bring you to a happy place?