August 06, 2003.

forever embedded.

jerome lectures about memory. he explains that memories of taste and smells are hard to retain, because they are sensual.

"does anyone have a memory of a taste or smell?" he asks the class.

yes, i want to say. the smell of my first boyfriend's cologne. but i don't say anything, and listen instead to mark's story about eating cockroach.

i can still smell warrick sometimes. wifts of his cologne when he used to hold me close, my head buried in his chest inhaling what was then to me the most heavenly scent i thought i had ever known.

he smelled good.

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