What is old??
Styles? Music? Perfumes? Recipes? Bodies? Beliefs?
Who can define "OLD"?
I am always stunned by the power of a perfume. The ability of the olfactory sense, to transport me to another time, place, or feeling, is amazing.
I consider myself so lucky, to still have my sense of smell. I know many people begin to lose that sense once they are around 60. I am one of the lucky ones, who still has a sharp sense of smell at 65.
I can be transported to other times by perfumes.
Today, for no apparent reason, I was gifted with strong scents of a perfume I loved when I was younger.
This particular perfume was "L'air du Temps", by Nina Ricci. Oh how I loved this fragrance when I was a young wife. It spelled romance & exciting nights, of rapturous love, with the man I married. Many happy times are resurrected in memory when I smell this perfume!
Where did the strong odours come from? Was it some nostalgic memory, generating the scent, of days, (& nights) long gone? It seemed to arrive, unbidden, out of the ether.
I was reminded of songs of love & sentiment, that I have loved over the years.
There is a deep core part of me, that will always remain, in the magic of my past. I will always be, "Forever Young"