Saturday, July 12, 2008

A Strange Lack

I just realized that I haven't had a sense of smell for about three days. That was when I opened a bottle of wine and it didn't have a bouquet. I thought it was just mediocre wine but the same thing happened tonight so I started smelling everything - flowers, fish sauce, pickles - nada. Then I opened up a jar of thai hot pepper sauce and got a faint whiff of spice but that was it. What a subtle, profound sense to lack. I'm really disturbed. It had better come back soon.

I had a pretty severe cold this week and I've been in the ocean a lot which is hell on the sinuses but this is a strange misfortune.

BTW: Without a sense of smell, a hundred dollar Bordeaux tastes like Three-Buck Chuck.

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