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Scent from the Window

A memory.

By Kevin McLaughlinPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - March 2024

They say the sense of smell evokes the strongest memories,

Powerful enough to transport you back in time,

To a time when you were young, innocent, and free,

Back to green summer days with blue, cloudless skies.

When you ran and jumped, chasing rabbits in the field,

Climbing too high in trees, trying to catch the wind in a jar,

Scraped knees and tears, tended with caring words and loving hands,

Your biggest worry was making it home before dark.

Now, so many years later, you hesitate,

Hand held inches from the door.

A gentle breeze passes through the window,

Carrying the scents of warm apples, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

You knock.

The door opens.

A familiar face smiles gently beyond the door.

“Would you like to come in? I’ve got fresh apple pie, your favorite.”

You smile back.

“Yes, Grandma, I’d love to.”

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Comments (12)

  • Esala Gunathilake29 days ago

    Congrats on your top story.

  • Ameer Bibi3 months ago

    Congratulations for top story 🎉 very beautifully describes the love or affection with near ones

  • Sian N. Clutton3 months ago

    Beautiful. What a homely piece.

  • I have transported many times ❤️. Congratulations

  • The Best Trend3 months ago

    A good article.

  • Margaret Brennan3 months ago

    OMG, I miss my grandmother's apple pies. you brought back some really good memories.

  • ROCK 3 months ago

    Hello! Charming and poignant in it's simplicity; congratulations on Top Story. I also subscribed:)

  • Anna 3 months ago

    Congrats on Top Story!🥳🥳🥳

  • Grandmas are special ! Love your story !

  • Hannah Moore3 months ago

    It's a powerful thing, smell.

  • Melissa Ingoldsby3 months ago

    😘🥰U are smart to evoke memory with scent

  • Joe Patterson3 months ago

    I identify with this completely.

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