I have known this for much longer than I’ve known you…

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Every so often, the wrong chemical is secreted in your brain. More often than you think. One of the things that occurs is Deja Vu. An experience is recorded in the chemicals of memory as it happens, tasting of past experience even as it occurs. That’s all. This is the truth.

But that does not change the fact that there are people whose creative visions taste like memory, like you’ve been there, and they have too. It does not make that miracle matter any less, or make it any less magical. Magic and science are contradictory, until one becomes the other. In the meantime, the miracle is to know both, and exist comfortably within both paradigms. The sense of smell is the most evocative of memory- the strongest trigger. it is strongly related to the ability to taste. This is science.
If one loses one’s nose, one can taste nothing. This is the truth.

Memory has a taste.
This is magic.