Have you ever carried an object with you for starting a long trip or dealing with a difficult situation? Many people choose a sweater, a necklace or a small figure that reminds them of someone special. But why we do not only think about this particular person instead of carrying that object with us? Apparently, we urge touch to boost our confidence. As kids we hold our mother’s hand so she can let us know that everything will be fine. As adults, the gentle sensation of these objects enables us to have that dialogue again.
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There are some moments when nothing around us calls our attention. The environment looks grey and motionless. In such moments, a dark sensation invades us and minutes seem to never end. Conversely, the clock accelerates when we are aware that the bright world around us is changing in amazing ways. We develop a sense of time mainly because we feel the world is changing second after second through our sight. Literally, we see the time passing in front of us.
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Rain is falling all over the city. The smell of the fresh drops covering the earth evokes vivid childhood memories. Being in between the earth and the sky was one of the greatest joys. There was nothing more important than feeling the water sliding gently down the face while playing to chase puddles. Memories may vary from one person to another, but the connection between childhood and the scent of rain is a universal experience. What is more interesting is that this smell is not the only one that can bring us flashbacks. We breathe memories since we are born.
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