Do you inhale?
January 29, 2018

The biggest surprise when I gave up junk food was how much fun I still had visiting bakeries. I couldn’t get over that. Scent is a pleasure unto itself.

I keep a pumpkin-scented candle handy just for the reminder. At least once a day I inhale, deeply, and visions of pumpkin pie slathered in whipped cream dance through my head. Then I set the candle back down without that uneasy feeling I used to have after a slice of pie, wondering if anyone noticed I was going back for seconds.

I get almost all the fun and none of the calories. Maybe you’ve heard of people who lose their eyesight, and become -- thanks to a more acute sense of hearing -- piano tuners or whatever.

I get it now.