Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The power to recall memories

For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that we use it so little.
- Rachel Carson


thinker said...

I agree, smell really has that power, more than any other sense. There is a huge richness in the world of scents.
I like your match, the sea offers such a delightful combination of smells.

Luisa Santos said...

very true. Today I was in an old shop, one I used to go when I was 5 or so w my grandma. I didn't go there since my grandma died, quite a while now. the smell is just the same and for a few minutes, I was the same 5 year old Luisa :) the smell of the machines, the liquids for cleaning, the keys, it's such a mixture... only that shop has that smell, it's unique. the sea is also wonderful for memories (at least for someone who grew up w the sea) and an assemblage of smells. this photo was taken in Lagos, a city in Algarve, Portugal. I ca assure you that this smell is very different from the one of the Lisbon fish markets. and so are my memories. this quote is wonderful, thank Thinker, you took me to quite a lot of places w it :)

thinker said...

You're welcome Luisa.
The story about the old shop you had visited today is another beautiful match to the quote!