|J R R Tolkien|
I was just about to enter Sainsbury's, when I caught an unusually pleasant aroma and for once it wasn't fresh baked bread or coffee.
No, it was the aroma from a chap quietly smoking his pipe just outside the entrance, an nice old-fashioned briar with a curly stem. I was reminded of the Balkan Sobranie my father used to favour, but that was so long ago. Yet as Sam Vega pointed out just recently, smells can be very long-lasting in their evocative effect.
We're missing something - we really are.