Monday, June 29, 2015
I was the worst kind of person with allergies for most of my childhood. Everything I smelled made me sneeze- candles, food, flowers, and so forth. It was not just a regular, quick little sniffle- it was the eyes watering, nose running, grab a tissue and some claritin kind of allergy that was associated with just about everything. I remember yelling one day at my lunch table in middle school- "I WISH I COULDN'T SMELL AT ALL!" Since then (thankfully!) I do not really have any problems with my nose, but I am so glad that my junior high wish never came true! I never really realized how much smell impacts everything- especially taste. I am a self-proclaimed foodie and I could not imagine having everything taste bland all the time!
Posted by Sarah Godfrey at 3:11 PM
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Reading about Karl Wuensch and his experience when he became anosmic, it makes you realize how many things you would miss smelling! I'm also a foodie so I would hate not being able to taste everything just the same as well, but even with all of your allergies bugging you when you were little, I bet you would have missed the smell of people like Karl too!