With age our senses fade, so I'm grateful to still be able to smell food. Vision and hearing loss (I have a bit of both) can be addressed with surgery, corrective lenses, or electronic gizmos, but anyone would look dumb with smelling aids attached to one or both nostrils. I don't even know if that technology exists, but no matter how crazy it'd look, but people would buy it... Until now, I've never stopped to think about if I suddenly couldn't smell cut grass, our dog Heidi's breath (bad example), or whatever goodies that Bridget was "making up" in the kitchen. Quality of life would be greatly diminished without smell, because it directly affects our sense of taste. Try this the next time you're eating; take a bite of food while pinching your nostrils closed. See.. before the nose pinch smell and taste worked together to help you better savor the food, but remove the sense of smell and suddenly, you're left with a flavorless mouthful of mush and the joy of eating has left the building. Your mind may tell you that you remember how a food should taste, but without experiencing the aromas that accompany food, your palate is disoriented and the dining experience is dull at best. Taste and smell work well together, so take a moment to take a deep whiff - it'll build the anticipation and have your now salivating mouth and frenzied taste buds yearning to be satisfied. Enjoy!