Since I have been on a chemo regime for so long I have pretty much lost most of my taste buds and olfactory smell senses. But have no fear… I keep eating and have learned that memory senses help me project past scents …that I can still recall from my childhood or youth.
It is not as good as tasting favorite food items, once upon a time, but memory is God’s gift to us in tricking our taste buds as needed.
The same goes for scents… I don’t smell much of anything ( that can be a gift or a curse) normally …but yesterday was an exception!
KA came over and we were shouting over the construction work -especially the landscaping next door. Maybe it was because I was staring at the tractor scrapers churning up the soil on a Winnie the Pooh blustery day but suddenly the wind brought that rich earthy smell of soil right up to where I was sitting… and it was glorious! The first real smell in a long time… I was so excited!!!
Immediately I felt an instant connection to Mother Earth… the ” Good Earth.” Isn’t it wonderful to experience the magic and mystery of simply being alive… dust to dust!
So until tomorrow…
Today is my favorite day… Winnie the Pooh
Update on Ben… didn’t get in a floor room until early afternoon yesterday at MUSC…and was awaiting MRL scan. So still in waiting for results and future plans but he is talking and aware of his surroundings. Hopefully will know more tomorrow. I plan to meet him back at Wellmore to help him reacclimatize as soon as we find out when .