We had an absolutely gorgeous weekend. One of the first of the season. Sunday was the kind of day when you threw the doors open and opened the windows wide.
It was the kind of day when the outside smelled so fresh.
It wasn’t that there was something truly bad-smelling in the house. It smelled like two people and four cats have lived there for several months without a good airing. (Ok, maybe that’s not that great a smell.)
People smells. Cat smells. Cooking smells. Blooming flowers on the window smells.
I am fascinated by smells. I was surprised at how often I mention them (or write about them) in my blog. I know because I used the search feature to make sure I didn’t repeat myself. Holy cow!
I wrote a post on old people smell (click here to read offensive post) but I offended a reader. The smell I was talking about was that closed up, not had the windows open in the last decade kind of smell. Throw in some clothes that needed dry-cleaning and a sofa that was full of flatus.
Often you find that in old people’s homes. (Just for the record, neither you nor I are old and you wouldn’t find that in our houses!)
Technically speaking, it doesn’t come from being old. Young people can have a musty house too. When I was a teenager I had a friend whose house always smelled like feet. Sweaty, stinky feet.
I wrote about the smells that stay on coats after you visit a restaurant with a deep fryer.
I wrote about my thumb smell (which delighted my cats), chocolate lotion smell, holiday cooking smells, gingerbread candle smells and pond (poop) smells.
What is there left to write about smells?
Not much but this past Sunday I was overwhelmed by how wonderful the outside world smelled and how I needed to get that inside.
It doesn’t come in a plug-in (wouldn’t that be a good smell?) nor do you spray it. You have to wait patiently until the first nice day and then open everything that opens.
It’s like that first beer on a hot afternoon or the first cup of coffee in the morning.
The first wonderful day of spring has its own smell and it’s just wonderful!