Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sense of Scents

I wrote this as a comment on Rachel's blog, but I want to put it down here.

I have never been upset about it before, but since Jim died I have been very sad I have no sense of smell. Yes I can taste food (i know i shouldn't but i do) but no smell. I can't smell his scent in the shirts or his aftershave. I realize after reading rachels blog today that the photos are my link. The photos that I was so sad about this morning. They are the 'smell' of Jim for me.

I was thinking about scent even before I read rachels blog, I was out shopping and my eyes found on a shelf of men's cologne, the Halston z-14. Jim's scent. I remembered one christmas standing in line to buy some for him at a Macy's or some such. The woman was suggesting some other stuff, but Jim had always ever worn that.

So it was a scent filled day.


Rach said...

I think it must be whatever captures the essence of our loved ones. For me, it's the scent, for you, photos. We take whatever it is that works for us and immerse ourselves in them as a way to KNOW they *were* here and we *did* experience them.

HUGS! :o)

Laurie said...

I agree with Rachael here Betsy. And I know that when one sense is lacking, the others become more keen to help compensate for it. You have so many wonderful pictures of Jim captured in time that you have posted here. I hope that you are having a good week.

Laurie in Ca.