Monday, April 3, 2017

You Know That Smell, When it First Starts To Rain?

It is like an ancient memory, a mitochondrial olfactory memory that we all share from our common histories, passed down from our ancestral gene pool... this fragrance that we all love but have no name for. But what is exactly the way we should acknowledge that smell? Is there a word in our vocabulary that defines that mesmerizing fragrance of Rain on Dry earth? There is a name, a series of sounds that we can utter to express a common experience. The smell of rain on dry earth is called petrichor.


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