"The sense of smell can be extraordinarily evocative, bringing back pictures as sharp as photographs of scenes that had left the conscious mind".
Easter weekend we spent the night at my parents house and the old bed in their guest room is too soft for my needs and I ended up getting some kind of pinched nerve/kink in my neck and I have been dealing with really bad pain all week in my neck and upper arm.
Well, Tracy, being the sweet hubby that he is has been massaging my neck every night and “popping” my upper back to provide relief to me.
Here is where “What is that smell” comes into the picture. Tracy pulled out some different massaging oils we have in our house and one of them is “Sunbreeze Essential Oil”. As he was massaging my neck a FLOOD of memories came back to my mind from that smell!
Tracy and I first started dating at the end of December and so he must have been dealing with a cold because he had rubbed Sunbreeze on his chest to break up congestion and on our dates I could smell this and thought it smelled odd, BUT, it smelled good... it was just different than cologne.
it is amazing when you smell a certain smell how it can take you back in time to memories you had completely forgotten about!
When we have moments like this we take a
DEEP breath and
let the air out slowly
to savor that memory in time!
Tracy has these same moments
with the colognes above...
Colors...Post Mission days
Perry Ellis...High School Days
Dune...Our trip to Orlando
Drakkar...High School Days (of course!)
Aspen...1st cologne he bought when we got married
Polo...High School Days
Georgio and POLO Crest....Newlywed days
(Albeit, neither of us ever wear much cologne/perfume anymore, because just as we try to be conscientious with what we eat, we also are conscientious with what we put on our skin as well).
Here is my duffle bag
that is FULL of empty perfume bottles of smells from my high school days, a trip to Hawaii, our wedding day/night, the first few years of our marriage, the smell of my sister that passed away, etc…..If I ever want a stroll down memory lane I just have to smell the bottle and it all comes back!
(Oh and as you can see, my duffle bag is also full of all of my many strands of beads, BIG earrings, outdated jewelry, etc…)
It’s my little bag of treasures that I keep in my cedar chest.
Our bodies are amazing in that way….
the senses are wonderful;
how you can smell a smell,
taste a taste,
hear a sound or song
and it will take you back in your mind
to wonderful memories that you had totally, completely forgotten about!
(hoping that they never stop making Sunbreeze as I LOVE taking a stroll down memory lane of the sweet moments we had in our dating days!)