Friday, February 16, 2018

Sun and Triggers

I had the briefest glimpse of a beautiful sun this morning. It was reflected in all of the rain drops still clinging to the bare branches. It’s been overcast and rainy for the last week, so this glimpse was much needed. It was brief because I was passing through it from the climate controlled car to the environment controlled office. Also brief because the clouds have started to float back in.

I did take a few moments to enjoy this special occurrence. I slowed my step, closed my eyes, took a deep breath, and luxuriated in the warmth of the sun on my cheeks. (And secretly wishing I was in the hammock.)  This moment was perfect. Wish it could be bottled.

Took a deep breath and had the lightest hint of some sweet, floral smell. As they say, smell is strongly linked to memory. This smell triggered some fleeting memory that I could not catch. It smelled like Easter. It was full of frills and pastels and brightly dyed eggs and sugary treats. Ahhh...the smell was jelly beans. The whiff of candied sugar when you first open a bag of jelly beans and the mish-mash of flavors wafts up. I’m not talking cloying and overbearing, just the fleetest of whiffs. Spring is already starting to scamper in.

11 comments:

  1. Great description, love those moments, thanks.

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    1. Thank You! It was a beautiful day! Had to share.

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  2. I wonder what tree or shrub smelled of jelly beans? Love just standing there face up into the sun appreciating the day. I can see you doing just that.

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    1. I wish I knew the tree...nothing was blooming that I could see. And yes, agree with you about standing there with the sun in your face. Great feeling! Hope you get to enjoy it too!

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  3. Yesterday, we had over 8 hours of brilliant sunshine. Or at least it seemed brilliant after weeks of overcast skies. No jelly-bean trees though. I guess that's a GA thing...

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    1. I'm so glad you had some great sunshine of your own! I'll bet it was a great sight after so many weeks.

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