From the yeasty warmth of freshly baked bread to the clean, summery haze of lavender flowers, we all have favorite smells we find particularly comforting. What’s yours?
As a middle schooler, we moved to Springfield, Illinois, and for the first time, I learned what a lilac bush smelled like. I always looked forward to the season when the large lilac bush in our yard would bloom. I didn’t have to do to the bush to smell the beautiful purple blooms because the wind would carry their scent throughout the yard. When I moved back to Georgia, I tried to grow a lilac bush without any luck and resigned myself to only getting the scent from candles or lotions. Then, we went to Prince Edward Island, and once again, I was treated to the sweet smell of lilacs carried on the breeze.
Go down the rabbit hole with Alice; play quidditch with Harry Potter; float down the river with Huck Finn… If you could choose three fictional events or adventures to experience yourself, what would they be?
I would want to…
1. Sit by Walden Pond for a couple of hours.
2. Attend the baseball game in “Casey at the Bat.”
3. Rest under the branch of the Giving Tree.
I actually submitted this topic. I use it with my students as I have them create a fictional bucket list. It is great fun!
If you could paint your current mood onto a canvas, what would that painting look like? What would it depict?
Well, since I am on my second Wednesday of vacation at the beach, my painting would be a mixture of blues swirled together to represent the colors of the ocean and sky. I am nice and calm… so enough, the chaos of going back to school will start.
The Daily Prompt “You just inherited a dilapidated, crumbling-down grand mansion in the countryside. Assuming money is no issue, what do you do with it?”
So many options…an art studio for “starving artists,” a free hospice center for those who are in need, a house to live in…
I guess that I would find out what the house looked like in its prime and work to restore it to its glory. Then, I might find a family who is in need to live there and to make the mansion a home again.