Friday, March 31, 2006


On the walk from here to our nearby market, there is a new smell. Ethan thinks it's gross, but I am fascinated by it because it reminds me exactly of something from my childhood. We used to go to our family cabin each summer on Upper Whitefish Lake in northern Minnesota (what I wouldn't give to be there right now - well, maybe in July when it's warmer!) and down by the lake there was a smell that is the same as this one.

While I enjoy it because it takes me back to happy memories, I am dumbfounded as to what vegetation these two places could possibly have in common. And this is a new smell too, within the last few weeks.

So that's my latest Singapore mystery.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I was just talking about how memory retention is linked to sense of smell.