Sunday, November 4, 2012

distracted

I have been completely distracted by other things this past week, and my zillion samples that are sitting waiting for me have been woefully neglected, so instead I share another little piece of scent writing in a book I'm currently reading:

"She smelled of leaf mold and rich earth, of pine needles wet with rain."

(from Illuminations: A novel of Hildegard von Bingen by Mary Sharatt, describing the fictional hermit Trutwib)


(painting of hermit Saint Rosalia by Anthony van Dyck)

6 comments:

  1. Carol, I can imagine loving that smell...but not on a human being. Just me being persnickety.

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    1. not persnickety in my opinion, Josephine, just you being adorable! I did giggle, too! ;)

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  2. Oooh, a novel of Hildegard von Bingen? You do get around literary-wise, Carol (you book slut, you!). So how is it?

    You know, I actually wouldn't mind smelling like leaf mold, earth and pine needles. Sounds fabulous.

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    1. hahaa I am a book slut! I'm on Goodreads, so if you're on too, let me know. It is a good book - not great literature, but a very nice introduction to HvB. I'm nearly done, and now want to read some of her books, and biographies.

      When I first read that quote I was thinking of CB I Hate Perfume Black March! And I'm with you - I wouldn't mind smelling like that, either.

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  3. Have you ever heard of Nancy Pearl's book "Book Lust?" It's a great little reference for reading suggestions, and the title makes me giggle, because I'm a book slut as well.

    I'm not on GoodReads, although I've been asked by friends to join because I'm asked a lot for recommendations, but the internet sucks up enough of my time without adding another site to visit. However, if you're on Pinterest, I've put some of my faves up there.

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    1. no I haven't heard of that - title makes me giggle too! ;) Oh and I hear you re: internet time suckage! I'm on pinterest but just a bit - I'll try to find you for your favorites!

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