write down today's date on a piece of paper and hide it someplace you're sure not to find it for at least a month.

Take a second to think about what you smell as you write it.

Hold onto that memory for when you find the paper again.

Thinking about this quote from Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing:

"Smell draws us into the entangled threads of memory and possibility.

Smell is elusive. Its effects surprise us.

But smell, unlike air, is a sign of the presence of another, to which we are already responding.

Response always takes us somewhere new; we are not quite ourselves any more - or at least the selves we were, but rather ourselves in encounter with another."