Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Talking a bit more personal today, just want to share with You and the The Corner OME, what does mean memories to me and just think what drags you back to that particular moment.

There are a few amazing tools that make us travel around the past: smells, songs and places or even a taste of food. Just remember what evokes you smell of cigarettes, different perfumes, smell of food, even a smell of the air.

Even scary, how little sense can make you travel in the past or bring the memories of some moment when this smell was especially used! 

This sunday morning a smell on the street made me suddenly feel to be in Italy having my ordinary, at that time, breakfast with a friend. 

Recently I have bought coffee seeds for my breakfasts, normally I never drink coffee at home but there was the only one moment... When I used to live in Florence and I have met with one very lovely person, who later became very special to me and for whom I bough this coffee so I could welcome him with his preferred drink. Meanwhile he was away I used to sip this drink every morning before going to work. Now 3 years later, when I wake up in my Notting Hill flat and go straight to the kitchen and feel that unusual smell of coffee which immediately brings me back to this beautiful period of my life that reminds me summer, happiness and that magical feeling of being in love.

There was a time when I used to live in Milan meanwhile did a summer course, and used walk to school in the early mornings, when sun was still raising and you could feel this fresh and chill air. Now every time I walk though early morning streets and feel this fresh but warm wind I immediately have an impression going to this school. The funny thing that I don't even remember what in particular course taught me, but this fresh air will stay forever with me!

This list can easily go on and on!

The music, that particular song that you always used to listen on vocations, that use to play in every cafe and every passing by car. One time I on purpose listened to the same set of songs while chilling out by pool... and yes, it worked, whenever I listen to this set of songs it makes me feel being on this sun bed next to this very pool.
And what about places? Your favourite hang out place where you always used to go with your friends or that restaurant, where you always used to go with you boyfriend and so people, food, smell ambience everything associates with him.

What's more interesting that those resources are even stronger than any picture been taken during this time.

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