... why I like mackeral (sushi), that fishiest of fish. Because, in the way of smells (and it's conjoined twin, taste) it takes me back to the sea and to watching the boats go through the locks in Seattle, and the fish ladders, and the trips to the aquarium and, and, and.. I think you get the point.
It's been a very long time since I lived near the ocean - more than half my life, now. The last time was when I was 18 and moved from Maine to Kansas to go to college. You know, after one too many trips to Kansas (to see grandparents) in July and August (AUGUST, people! Kansas in AUGUST) I was very glad I didn't have to live here.
ha ha. it is to laugh.