March 10, 2004 |
The sense of smell is said to be the most powerful pathway to memory. But sometimes sight can do the job. A glance at a mere scrap of cloth can open doorways in the mind. We might find ourselves, say, on the beach again during one of those bygone summers of warm sand and bracing surf, sniffing Coppertone while the falling notes of the Ventures play a soundtrack to our days.