A few weeks ago Beloved and I spent time at the home of El Capitán and Nana Sea Star. Their home is so nice. Nana Sea Star has a great eye for style. Her home is incredibly organized and beautifully decorated. Yet, she still manages to make it feel very very comfortable. It’s the kind of place that when I leave – and get home – and look at my own mess – and decorating style (or lack thereof) – well, I just tend to say – ick! Because no matter how hard I try, I will NEVER be as organized nor will I EVER have the flair for decor that the Sea Star possesses.
I can live with the fact that I will never be able to duplicate the “look” of Nana Sea Star’s home. But, I can’t begin to tell you the frustration of not being able to replicate the smell that greets you every time you walk through her front door. It’s amazing! It is, for a lack of a better word, “welcoming.” In fact, if I had a brain between my ears, I would run through her house with an empty jar, collecting air samples. Which I would then ship off to the laboratory and marketing departments of Glade or Febreze. And then I would then make a bajillion dollars on my new home fragrance, “Welcoming Sea Star.”
Packaging to be improved upon at a later date!!!!!!!
Now, you would think it would be fairly easy to track down a smell. Nope, at least not the elusive Sea Star Scent. And it’s not like I didn’t try. I have literally run through the woman’s home, like a bloodhound; sniffing at anything and everything I came across.
I sniffed her candles.
I sniffed her plug-ins.
I sniffed her decorations that looked like they had potpourri in them.
I sniffed her air freshener.
I sniffed her decorative soaps.
I sniffed her cleaning supplies.
Heck, I even sniffed the Sea Star herself!
Which leaves me with two disturbing conclusions.
The first being: No matter how dedicated my will, no matter how stalwart my resolve, the Secret Smell of the Scenty Sea Star will remain undiscovered.
The second: Holy Crap! Maybe that’s the smell of a VERY CLEAN house. Now I’m really dead in the water for I am too lazy to accomplish such an achievement!!
But, what I do have is a farfetched and phantasmagorical idea. I must press forward. I will not be defeated! I must continue to find answers to this phenomenon! Even if it leads me deep into the clandestine world of – dare I say it out loud – shhhhhh . . . “the list”.
As I delve deeper into this mystery, I will continue to share my findings.
Until then . . .
Stay Sniffy, my friends!