Friday, July 10, 2009

Smells, Smells, Wonderful Smells

As most of you know, every summer, my family and our cousins get together to film a movie. Usually it is a short protuction, sometimes it is not.

Moreover, our cousins brought down some coustumes and other things for the film. So we lugged them downstairs to the "coustume room", where they stayed for a days in their crates. But just the other day, my sister and i decided it was time to clean up, becuase they would be coming down in a couple days.

So, we started unpacking, re-shelving, hanging-up, and organizing. As soon as we picked up one of the costumes to hang up, we got a wiff of what they smelled like. Flooded with memories of the "cousin's house", we started talking about what it reminded us of.

She told a story about how she borrowed Bree's dress one time and she would always lean over and smell her shoulder, and it would smell like the "cousin's". And no matter how many times she washed it, it smelled the sweet same.

i do not really know how to describe the smell, but i had an experience like that too. But it was a pillow case, and the story was the same.

The only thing i wonder about is, if we smell the "cousin's", what do we smell like to them?

1 comment:

Noel De Vries said...

"What do we smell like to them?"

Umm, that's a pretty brave question, Mags.


Seriously, I can't describe it, but it's very ... cousinly.

By the way, "smelled the sweet same" is pure prose awesomeness.