‘eddies,’ he said, ‘in the space-time continuum.’

the smell of the sugar cookie candle spreads through my psyche sweet & pure, warm & real. impulses trigger a flurry of atavistic activity in the brainstem far before any higher process begins; i am comforted far beyond my ability to explain my appreciation of scents & sensuality. no matter what manner of intellectual sophistry i throw at this, the overriding underlying truth behind my response is as primitive as can be.

i am above all under the influence of the the things i know by the way they come in contact with &/or enter my body: smell, taste, touch. sight & hearing transmit to me things happening outside and unconnected to me and subject to interference as they travel the distance to me, the static of my own learned interpretations, the distortion caused by my issues and baggage and damage. i suppose you could call my eyes & ears jaded, even cynical. i do not believe everything i hear or see, but i do tend to believe what i touch taste and smell.

that i allow this is perhaps the last expression of my innocence.

8 thoughts on “‘eddies,’ he said, ‘in the space-time continuum.’

  1. innocence? INNOCENCE?! i think not.

    i don’t mean that; it just sounded good for some reason. i need to practice poetry, like you. how was friday?

  2. In a trance, of innocence, flurries of scents imbued with gentle fragrence wax and wane through the mind. strained clean and clear the sounds permiate the very essence of being, such is the light and gentle touch of innocence. don’t fight it relax and let it flow over your whole oneness and revel in the lightness of being. Blessed be bfg.

  3. smell is everything. remember back in the early 90’s when smelling like a vanilla (something) was all the rage? It was then I decided smell was a marketing tool. I wanted to be the girl in charge (and make lotsa dough) of making sure all of my local adult bookstores (all 12) smelled simply gorgeous when you walked in. think about it……………………………………………………………………………………………..flashforward to 2000ish when I looked up at the sniffy in my employers bathroom and saw a company making a mint offa the coined company name “smells clean–is clean”…………………………………………………………………………I coulda been a contender I say!!
    *sigh*

  4. and then there’s the “falling in love” fragrance they have at sephora, i forget the brand, it’s a plain generic black print on white label, which smells exactly like cotton candy.

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