Smells, stinks, perfumes, whatever your fancy be, the smells around you are very powerful. They bring on their tide, a flow of memory. Studies have shown that smells are a powerful trigger to memory.
Yesterday on my hike, I couldn't help, but be swept off my feet by the sweet smells of the forest. I tread the trail, and stopped to take deep, somber inhale of my surroundings. I opened my eyes, and could almost see the little girl, with hair flying wild, leaping and bounding through the woods, chasing a toadie or a rabbit. I closed my eyes again, and a faint laughter could be heard echoing on the brim of the present and past.
I smiled and walked on.