It is amazing how much sound and scent can trigger an emotional response. I can’t help but wonder how I will remember new Zealand. Will it be in the scent of lavender? South Africa is clearly the smell of orange blossoms in the air…that and decomposing donkey on the side of the road – don’t ask. And musically it is Ishmael and blk sunshine. Sri lanka is the smell of mangosteens and unbelievably hot curry and the sounds of bob Marley. Famu is the smell of rain and homemade roti and the sounds of sade and scarface.


I wonder what will take me back to Auckland, or the south island? I wonder what will make me smile randomly to myself or well up with a forgotten tenderness…

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