“Stir” for Illustration Friday

This weeks prompt for Illustration Friday brings up a quote by William McFee; “There is nothing like an odor to stir memories.” How often this is true.  A whiff of mowed grass on a warm summer afternoon while walking home from school, the smell of mom’s apple pie during a dreary, raining day filling our home with cinnamon or the scent Old Spice after-shave on my fathers neck as he gives my hug before bed, they take you back to events that haven’t been thought of for years. Then just as quickly they fade back as the present calls you back. Once recalled, though, they flavor current events. The past affecting present.  The past changing this moment that like the odor will drift away to be recalled by some other smell one day.

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