Repeat this text outloud to yourself, from Dionne Brand's A Map to the Door of No Return :

"I have not visited the Door of No Return, but by relying on random shards of history and unwritten memoir of descendants of those who passed through it, including me, I am constructing a map of the region, paying attention to faces, to the unknowable, to unintended acts of returning, to impressions of doorways. Any act of recollection is important, even looks of dismay and discomfort. Any wisp of a dream is evidence." (page 19).


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Pay attention to all the smells you come across today.

Consider the fragrance chart above, which category of smell do you remember most?

Write that smell down on a piece of paper and leave it someplace you will be sure to find it again another day.

Read the text above outloud to yourself again.

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