Transporting me back to childhood…

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Transporter.”

Tell us about a sensation — a taste, a smell, a piece of music — that transports you back to childhood.

I have often found myself instantaneously transported back to my childhood through a whiff of the air.  As a child of divorce whose parents lived across the country from each other, I have unintentionally compartmentalized my life and experiences.  There are distinct scents that put me right back in a different city and in a specific season.  I can distinguish between Dallas in the summer or New York in the fall.  Sometimes I get these confused – I’ll be in one place and thinking of another, and most often it is the early morning air that has the strongest scents and memories.

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