Humans have very strong scent memory.Tell us about a smell that transports you.
My mom’s preparation of Turki kebab takes me back all the way to my hometown Comilla, Bangladesh.I can still imagine my mom slicing the beef, the potatoes, onions and the tomatoes. They all had to be the same size. My mother placing a layer of meat, potatoes, onions, and tomatoes and on top the yoghurt spice mixture and then some whole red dry chilly peppers and on the very top the oil in a round aluminum pot large enough to hold all the ingredients with a lid.. She’d continue until all the ingredients were used.
She’d put the pot on the stove and leave it for an hour. The aroma of this dish filled the kitchen and the veranda.We’d sit patiently for mom to call us for dinner. When we were called we’d sit and wait for mom to serve. This is such a pleasant memory, it seems to me when I think of it, I’m back home relishing the food, each morsel had such a divine taste.
English: Mall Road, Rawalpindi. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I’d enjoy if somehow I magically land in Rawalpindi. My parents and all my siblings will be there. My wish is to go back to one of those days. It will truly make me happy. I’d feel God has decided I deserve to be happy. He has brought me back to a day,when things were very different from what it is now.
One day is all I want to enjoy, to be happy, to be thankful, to have freedom to play after I was finished my school work. Breathe in the aroma of my mother’s delicious food. My parents,siblings and I would sit around the dinner table, eat and talk about the fabulous day.
It would be winter. We wouldn’t have snow to shovel. The color of the sky would be blue like the ocean and the seas. Birds would be flying above us. The trees, plants and flowers would be gorgeous green and a mixture of the colors of the rainbow.
It would make me feel as if I’m given an opportunity to be in heaven for one whole day. “Wouldn’t it be lovely!”