Wednesday, November 18, 2009

olfaction in schools

Most school systems have art teachers
educating the eye and music teachers
educating the ear, but none so far has attempted
to tutor the nose.

Yet the nose holds the key to distinctions
no other sense can unlock,
and to esthetic pleasures as great for some
as music and pictures are to others.

from Your Educated Nose in Our Sentinels
section of the
Reader's Digest

Our Human Body: Its Wonders and Its Care

adapted from Have You an Educated Nose?, Roy Bedichek 

and  How Your Nose Knows, Ruth and Edward Brecher

photo: Autumn Lura Astor