Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/01/16

Jan Brueghel (I) - The Sense of Smell - WGA3581

Jan Brueghel (I) – The Sense of Smell – WGA3581 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The sense of smell can be extraordinarily evocative, bringing back pictures as sharp as photographs of scenes that had left the conscious mind.”   —   Thalassa Cruso

(So true!  Sound definitely doesn’t do it.  Even though we are predominantly a visual species, smells can trigger our brains to remember things we thought we’d forgotten.  It’s probably a good thing that our sense of smell is not as developed as dogs, because we would never get anything done if we’re forever traveling down memory lane.  As far as I can tell, this is our first Thalassa Cruso quote.  She is gone now, but was once known as “the Julia Child of horticulure”.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

2 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/01/16”

  1. 1 haliburton76 March 1, 2016 at 11:51 am

    This is called Proustian Memory, although Proust described it in terms of the sense of taste, in Swann’s Way. But it works just as well for sense of smell! Grandmother’s teacakes…
    PS, in today’s Jumble, before I saw SUITED, I thought, CUTOUT for him – which would give UR a fit, since it’s supposed to be CUT OUT (2 words). These compounding errors are an everyday (1 word) occurrence because we see them every day (2 words)!

  2. 2 unclerave March 1, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Boy! That hal sure is a fart smeller . . . er, I mean smart feller! — YUR 😉

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