Out of the Woodwork: A Whiff of the Past

The scents of our work can evoke a sense of reverie.
By Ben Knebel
Page: 104

From the December 2005 issue #152
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If anything can plunge you into a nostalgic reverie, it’s a scent.

I don’t know whether it’s because I’m getting older or because my father is getting older, but smells have triggered a lot of memories for me lately, mostly related to him.

Just the other day I was sniffing myself – as I’m wont to do as I wish to avoid knocking people out – and a memory of my father came wafting back.

From the December 2005 issue #152
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