Transported

Today’s Daily Prompt asks:  Humans have very strong scent memory. Tell us about a smell that transports you.

I could write about the sharp aroma of garlic wafting out the doors of a tiny corner family restaurant down in South Philly . . . .

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Or the early morning wake-me-up scent of fresh coffee beans being roasted at the independent gourmet coffee shop I lived above in Englewood . . .

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Or the fragrance of mint, of ginger, or roasted Hatch chili peppers in September. . .

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After all, this is my cooking life.

But today my answer is not in the kitchen. Unless you consider the linen kitchen towels or the brightly colored cloth on the kitchen table. Or the clothing I cook in.

That is, If they were hung to dry on the clothesline on laundry day.

That fresh, outdoorsy, clothesline-dried smell! It’s like no other I can think of

Transport me it does.

To my childhood in Michigan when Mom and I would hang everything outside and I would play hide and seek with my neighbor David weaving in and out of the drying clothes, the wind flapping them up into our bright and giggling faces!

The irresistable smell of a freshly made bed of linens brought in from the line made naptime almost desireable and offered an invitation to the sweetest dreams at night.

I was transported just yesterday by the mere mention of clothes on a clothesline and a cute little photo of them that my friend included in her blog.

She lives in Michigan. And I was a child again running through the flapping cloth.

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(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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17 thoughts on “Transported

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  2. I have not smelled the smell that came when my mother hung laundry on the line as I have not lived in that area in 30 years and the air is just not the same anywhere else, and I dare to guess, no longer the same where we had lived, either.But I know it would transport me to a different time and place.
    There are places that smell like my aunt’s house,as well, that transports me.
    I made a new dish the other day and when my son walked in, he said it smelled like the Italian shop/deli where I took him when he was a kid.I suppose smells truly ingrain deeply.

  3. Patty, I am so thrilled to have transported you! Ahhh, that smell of fresh-washed hanging laundry. Nothing like that. These clothes hung at my friend Catherine’s house. We used to have a clothesline, but no longer. Sometimes I drape the clothes all over the deck and chairs now.

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