It could have been yesterday.
Vivid memories of stopping for meatballs on the way home from church. I still can smell the wonderful aroma and remember that as a kid thinking the pot must have been bottomless.
Reminiscing is bittersweet because it represents a time we will never see again. For those of us who were fortunate enough to grow up during this time, it’s difficult to explain to our children. Your entire family lived within walking distance, and Sunday was the day you got to see them all.
Today, we share pictures and moments on Facebook, have conversations on Skype and provide frequent updates in less than 140 characters. We’ve moved away from family; so much further than just a few city blocks.
It’s different, but we are still able to connect; something the families of 9/11 can’t do.
Make the most of each day and let the people you love know how you feel. And let’s hope the next version of the web gives us the ability to smell the meatballs via Skype and Facebook.
For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that you use it so little. – Rachel Carson (1907 – 1964)
Tina Nocera, Founder