Just then a familiar pleasant smell just worked a refreshing magic in my head, that no amount of tea or coffee would otherwise have done. It was this simple smell from those laminated post cards, which suddenly brought to me those sweet memories of greeting cards ..oh ! something that I have forgotten in past few years here @ work. They were too good..they had that touch of personal affection,love and friendship. Birthdays were sweeter, meaningful..and selecting cards for someone else was something of more fun.
I remember reading somewhere that familiar smells are in fact the strongest agents of memory. Yes, I felt it now. I miss it. I miss many things and this is just a random one !