Alex Terrgi here. So my human says she is going to teach a class starting October 5th (linked here) and one of the exercises included in her class has to do with writing about smell.
Is she kidding me? Smell?? Don’t make me laugh. I don’t know how any human can teach other humans anything about smell.
Nevertheless, she says she is going to try. She says she will ask the people in the class to write about things like garlic, lilacs, gasoline, a dirty diaper, popcorn, sweat, lemons, new-mown grass, wet dog, and coffee. She’ll ask them to describe that smell’s voice, if it had a voice – would it shriek, scream, shout, or sing?
I wish I could come to my human’s class on the day the students write about smell. Maybe I would learn to understand humans better. Even if they fail miserably at this exercise, I bet at the very least I’d get a good laugh.