Lavender reminds me of my grandmother, of old fashioned things. Growing up there were very little perfumes around, very little sophistication. I remember half a dozen smells, just a few scents from soaps, detergents and lavender.
Lavender was picked and dried, otherwise bought already dried and we used to make our own little scent bags at some point. We’d put the lavender in them and put them in the wardrobes and draws. There were also the soaps, body lotions and maybe eau de toilette which smelled like lavender. But still, even then, it was a kind of old fashioned smell, I think that is why it makes me think of my grandmother. That is kind of weird because I don’t remember her actually smelling of lavender.
It wasn’t until a few years ago that I realised that there are different types of lavender. I think there is a revival of this plant in cosmetics and the home and one type I enjoy the smell of and triggers no emotional reaction at all whilst another hits my senses hard and brings back memories of the past.
A new challenge for me – Kellie Elmore gives the prompt and the idea is to just write without thinking and not going back to edit.
#FWF Free Write Friday: Word Bank
Your FWF prompt this week is a word bank…
sweet – lavender – flute – heir – willow – bask
You may use all six words if they fill in naturally OR you may work off only one if it better feeds your page. Take a moment, look them over and write…freely.