The Smell of Sunshine

by Jodi
(Ontario, Canada)

I love the smell of sunshine. Sunshine you wonder? It doesn’t have a smell. Ah yes, it does. Close your eyes and daydream as I remind you.

When it hits the Adirondack chairs nestled in the grass next to the fire pit you can smell the fragrance of cedar and a faint lingering of burned apple wood. When it shines down on the golden locks of a playing child it smells of musk, the sweetness of youth. When the sun shines, you feel a tug at your heart and a longing in your soul to run outside and stretch like a cat lazy from slumbering in a sunny spot near the window or curled in a chair on the porch.

The smell of sunshine reminds me of summer vacations. Endless days of playing on the beach. Sun and wind burned lips turning blue from the cold water. Soggy sandwiches pulled from the cooler beside bottles of ice cold beer. Catching toads by the stream and fishing with my father. Playing hide and seek with friends or swimming in the local pool. It brings back memories of an ideally perfect childhood made of the stuff of dreams.

Now open your eyes. Did you smell the sunshine? Yes! So now you see, sunshine does have a smell. What does it remind you of?

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Jul 21, 2013
Your words put a smile on my face NEW
by: eight bits

I was just thinking about the smell of the sunshine while waiting for my ride.

It made me wonder if other people perhaps similar kind of transcendental experience. Wow!!! You just blurt it out in your own words. Thanks.

Jul 14, 2012
i do smell it lovely NEW
by: Anonymous

simply lovely

Feb 17, 2012
Awesome!! NEW
by: Anonymous

my friends and i were dicussing the smell of sunshine and we were very confused. thank you soo much for elaborating and making me and my friend right!!!

Oct 10, 2010
I remember
by: Owen Foreman

I remember the smell of sunshine, thank you for reminding the rest

Sep 29, 2010
I smell it!
by: Glynis Smy

There is nothing like the smell of sunshine. Lovely.

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