So far I have read through the first three chapters of the text. Personally, I have been most interested in Karl Wuensch's story. After reading about his experiences I have come to realize that I seemed to have been overlooking the actual effects our sense of smell has on us all. Interaction is a key part of life and I feel as though the three most apparent senses while interacting with others would be seeing them, hearing them, and feeling them. However, the author makes an eyeopening point when he speaks of the emotions we can feel simply by smelling something or someone familiar. Seeing, hearing, and feeling allow us to enjoy those we interact with while they are though however, it is often their scent that lingers.
Reading that Karl Wuensch misses the smell of humans more than anything else was extremely upsetting to me. After I had finished reading, I found myself attempting to identify the scents I associate with my mother, father, and brothers. I had never really noticed it before but I can in fact pin point objects that below to each of the members of my family. I cannot imagine not being able to experience these scents along with so many more such as the smell of home after being away for a while, the smell of my favorite food, or even the smell of the ice cream parlor that I have worked at for almost five years now. So far, I have really enjoyed reading through this text and becoming aware of all my senses have to offer.