New York is pretty (taken last visit, a little more snow now)

I’ve been very in touch with my senses lately.

Nothing activates your nose like airports and hotel rooms. How else would I figure out last night’s hotel room used to be a smoking room? Or know exactly how many gates down the Cinnabon is?

And driving a rental car on winding New York county roads gives you a new appreciation for the sight of snowflakes and the feel of slick pavement.

And taste, oh taste. Maple syrup, farmstead yogurt, farmstead yogurt MADE with maple syrup, and cheese cheese glorious cheese. Taste memories are so powerful; no wonder I love reading FARMER BOY so much 🙂 Mental note for revision: more sensory moments!

Have you read any stand-out sensory moments lately? How does it factor into your writing?

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