It isn’t difficult to describe what something looks or sounds like, but often it’s hard to write about all five senses. Perhaps we leave out taste, touch and smell a bit too often in our narratives. Let’s not do that anymore, shall we?
This week I’m going to blog about writing about the senses. I’ll start with the most underused, but possibly the most important sense: the sense of smell.
However, I’m not actually going to WRITE about any of these smells. I’m merely going to picture the olfactory objects here, and invite ALL OF YOU to pick one or more and write about it in a reply back to me.
Here we go. I only wish your computer came with a smell-o-matic app – or a scratch-n-sniff screen.
1. Honeysuckle: (I started with that since I’m smelling it right now to the left of my porch)
2. Baking Bread
3. Wood Smoke
5. Freshly-mowed Lawn (one of my favorites, actually)
6: Ocean Surf
8. Old Spice Aftershave (Original)
10: Asphalt in the Rain
Have fun! Happy smelling!