It's a new day and the start of a new week (insert deep breath and sigh of relief here). It's hard to miss the scent of a Lilac. Well... it is for me. It's crazy how a familiar scent can whip you back to a specific moment in time.
When I was growing up, my mom used to be in a bowling league with all her girlfriends. Side note: The thought of this is still hilarious to me. Try to picture The Real Housewives of Talbot's getting together every Wednesday to rock a few strikes and spares while sipping coffee and nibbling on Dunkin' Donuts Crullers - all while not chipping a single manicured nail. LOL! Anyway, in the parking lot of Candlewood Pins there were Lilac bushes. In the Spring, my mom would snip a few branches, bring them home and put them in a vase on my bedside table. So sweet right?!
On Sunday, the huge display of vibrant purple Lilacs at Whole Foods stopped me in my tracks. I was immediately hit with that sweet honey & vanilla scent of a Lilac. And it brought me right back to 1986 listening to my Cindy Lauper "True Colors" tape cassette while dancing in my bedroom in my Massachusetts home. Needless to say, I brought some home and put together an arrangement in some rustic bud vases I scored at World Market.
Still sending my thoughts and prayers to everyone in Boston. I miss my city. Boston Strong 4-eva!