Smell

I scratched this little green Meyer lemon so I could get a whiff. Today is a day for the most sensual of Covid tests. Smell everything and smell it deeply. What do your hands smell like? And your forearms? Smell is the deepest sense in a way, it jumps right over language into the unbidden. A little lemon blossom, like baby jasmine, and I remember spring coming during confinement, somebody’s wedding, waiting so long in a California garden, a fancy shop in Paris when I was 19 and never felt fancy. Inhale deeply. Give yourself a moment to smell the world and travel down those strange and foggy memory paths.

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