There is a pungent smell of family feuds, friendships lost, love not reciprocated. It burns the hairs inside our noses, leaving that distinct smell of bitterness and disappointment that comes with hurtful words and broken promises.
It’s the same as when you get the hint of that certain smell that brings back nostalgia. You know it instantly, memories firing up in our minds, bringing us back to certain times, certain people. Those memories take physical form that effect our senses, sometimes to such an extreme.
The sour smell will double you over like a punch in the gut. We don’t forget the pungency of these memories, we just block them out.