Thursday, October 9, 2008

More Ruminations on Fall

Remember the smell of cold lunch? The peanut butter and jelly sandwich would combine with the apple and the brown paper bag to create this utterly unique scent, a perfume unlike any other. Your mom packed it at like 7am, so by the time lunch rolled around (which was, what, 5pm or something that seemed just as excruciatingly late)the smell would be especially strong. And you'd reach into your backpack, and the smell would hit you, and you would know that for 30 minutes you didn't have to pay attention to Social Studies or Island of the Blue Dolphins. For 30 minutes in the middle of the day, your time belonged to you.

1 comment:

Kiki Colore said...

I bet you were one of those girls with the "cool" lunch (chips, gushers, capri sun perhaps?) I was the girl with a smooshed avocado and hummis sammy and nobody ever wanted to trade. The shame!