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  • I put my terrarium together this evening. As I was walking with it I put my nose in it and immediately smelled the woods and was transported back to when I was a teenager and used to spend my summers up in Pennsylvania to do theatre school. I used to spend many hours walking around the lake and it smelled like this terrarium. I am always so amazed at sense memory and the feelings it produces. It is powerful and magical all at the same time. Sometimes it brings back pain too, but not this time. It was whimsical, but then I walked by a bar and smelled that dingy dive bar smell that every dive bar smells like all over the world...and then someones cigarette smoke blew in my face....but then I just stuck my nose back in my terrarium and closed my eyes for a quick second. Only a second.
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