Sniff Test — scents — time machines travelling along memory; they rapidly situate you in a place; it’s about proximity
Day one — woodsmoke
Did you ever notice that in times of stress your sense of small [sic] grows more acute? There are reasons for this. There is nothng like scent to bring you to focus on the here and now. It also has few rivals in provoking memory. And memory is the basis of accessing stories to help you cope with the present.
Day two — stock pot
Smell what goes in. Smell what comes out.
Day three — diapers
Sh*t happens but don’t forget the smell of a clean diaper and the accompanying talcum powder.
Day four — transference
Dwell on the ever reoccurring scents captured in the palm of one’s hand… Tobacco grasped and released — afterwords smell the cupped palm but don’t touch your nose… likewise when you wash you hands devote a few seconds to smelling the lather before rinsing …
Howes, David. The Varieties of Sensory Experience: A Sourcebook in the Anthropology of the Senses (Anthropological Horizons, Vol. 1). (University of Toronto Press, 1991).
And so for day 2747