Smell is one of the most powerful stimuli. Just think how you loose your appetite during a really bad cold because you can’t taste or smell anything. What can compare to the smell of freshly mown grass on a summers day, the smell of bread baking in the oven, bacon cooking in the pan and the essence of your lover left behind on the bedsheets.
My sense of taste and smell have been heavily impaired this week due to the bad cold, I don’t like to assume I had flu but the symptoms have been consistent with flu. Although I am loath to say I have had flu because so many say they have had it when they only had a cold.
After more than a week I’m still feeling sluggish and drained. I do believe it may be subsiding now, I’m coughing up things you don’t want to know about and my head feels full of tension.
Before this cold…or flu took me captive I could smell and was taken back whilst preparing home grown runner beans to a post I wrote a while back regarding their smell. I was cutting them up ready to put in the steamer when the aroma hit my nostrils.
You can read what I had to say back in that old post here because it was further substantiated the other day. 😉