Favorite: Chicken soup. Gussie’s feet — clean or stinky. The pine needles at the cottage in Eagle River. Early morning dew. The wind when you ride fast on your bike. Library books. Josh’s homemade pies. Summer sheets hanging on a clothesline.
Distinct: Gasoline. Department store perfume counters. Chicago garbage trucks. Babies. The mysterious powder in my mom’s bathroom cabinet. Sawdust.
Smells that Remind Me of Something: Lip gloss = high school and thoughts about kissing boys. Seats on a school bus = shouting children. Cotton candy = being on top of a ferris wheel. An old vinyl record = my dad singing.
Inspired by Amy Krouse Rosenthal