I took George for a good long walk after I got home from work today and I've been noticing more and more leaves on the ground lately. There is a definite chill in the air this evening, as I write this, and I may have to get my lap blanket while I read on the couch tonight. Oh, my gosh. I just read those last two sentences back and can't believe how unbelievably exciting my life is. Zoinks! And SHAZAMM.
So I'm walking in the woods, under the canopy road. This is a road that's covered with low-hanging trees and runs along a good portion of the property of this farm and a property next door that has a big herd of black angus on it. It was perfect walking weather and as I came around the bend where you get a big glimpse of the cattle, I hit a warm patch and this wonderful scent suddenly hit me. I immediately felt like I hadn't a care in the world, that everything was great, and then it passed. And I stopped.
It was weird. I walked back to the spot at which I felt this way, and realized that it was the scent that had overcome me. It was of freshly mown grass that had been lying in the sun. And it had taken me back to my childhood for a few seconds!
I smiled, and continued on and remembered an old M.A.S.H. episode that had something to do with olefactory overkill. I mean, not that this was, because it was a good thing for me.
But in the M.A.S.H. episode, Hawkeye Pierce suddenly begins sneezing. And it's not funny, because he can't seem to stop. Finally, Col. Potter calls in the psychiatrist, and through digging in Hawkeye's past, he finally discovers that it was a scent that had triggered this response. I looked online for the script to this episode, and came up empty handed. I do know that it's called "Bless You, Hawkeye" but I think I'm getting it confused with "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen", the last episode.
Hawkeye had been on a bus that had broken down or something, and he was working on a soldier who'd been hurt and a Korean woman had a baby who was crying. They had to be quiet, because there were enemy troops nearby. Hawkeye told her to make it stop. He said it over and over, but in his memory, he replaced the baby as a chicken. It wasn't until the army psychiatrist made him remember that it was actually a child that had been smothered in order to protect everyone on the bus, that he was able to move on.
Does anyone else remember this episode?
Does anyone else have any idea why I'm rambling on so much?
Oh, and these pictures don't have anything to do with this post. But I think you've already figured that one out.
Until tomorrow, my friends.