The smell, the smell

The smell went right into the brain, bypassing all the cartilage and hitting straight to the neuronal wires. The eyes and ears no way could imagine the deep interconnectedness of a waft that struck memory with such venom.

Certain smells melt into wavelengths to a world we once knew, pinning the once visible and invisible dutifully together.

That smell though, baking cookies fail to match such intensity. A rather unique smell is there between the air and synapses, establishing its earthy tones. No wonder we remember it so well.