Two kids at the beach before sunset...picking up pebbles, shells and other treasures. This scene evokes childhood memories---of an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the afternoons were filled with fragrance of roasted coffee, fried saba [banana] and burning leaves.
1. What are the smells of your childhood?
- i always associate the aroma of coffee with childhood. Probably because my grandmother roasted coffee and coffee was always brewing in her kitchen. Burning leaves, freshly mown grass, Vicks VapoRub, fresh laundry (before the age of fabric conditioner, when towels and blankets smelled like summer sun), baby powder.
2. What was your favorite place when you were a child?
- i was always climbing trees---i loved hanging out on the branches of a guava or aratiles tree (Jamaican cherry, Muntingia) in front of our house. probably the reason why i love being on the roof top, or any elevated places.
P.S. I will be out of town for two days..will catch up when I get back. Thank you for stopping by.