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Various thoughts about the nose and its purpose
What does the nose know? It can distinguish different smells and odors. It helps us breathe and provides air into our lungs. Almost everyone has one. Like people, they come in all shapes, sizes and colors.

Dictionary.com says: “the part of the face or facial region in humans and certain animals that contains the nostrils and the organs of smell and functions as the usual passageway for air in respiration: in humans it is a prominence in the center of the face formed of bone and cartilage, serving also to modify or modulate the voice.”

The nose can detect different smells. Not every person is able to smell the same as the person standing next to him or her. A prime example is my wife and I. She loves scented candles and has one burning daily. There are only a few of those scents I can pick up on, (otherwise it’s nothing) just another candle burning!

I don’t have that problem when I’m outside and someone is burning wood in their fireplace, or walking in town where restaurants are cooking. The smell coming from the exhaust, of the stove, is wonderful.

When my daughter had her baby, she was unable to smell the odor that goes with a dirty diaper. She had to look to see if that was causing her to be fussy or other people would tell her that she needed changing.

Every person is different. Each individual has the ability to pick up on smells that others can’t. Fragrances permeate the air and some people are able to identify what these smells are. Good examples are the Perfumer who uses their nose to distinguish the different smells making a good perfume or wine expert who can smell the bouquet.

Look in the mirror and what do you see? Your reflection and right in the middle is your nose. Not everyone is happy with what they see and would like to make a change. Sometimes it’s medical and other times it’s vanity. You think it’s too big, long, or has a bump, and it doesn’t fit you face. “Oh my, what should I do?”

Take a page from history and look at some of the people who didn’t let a large nose define who they were. J. P. Morgan, Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, and Franklin Roosevelt. There are those who did use their nose as a signature like, Jimmy Durante and Bob Hope. They were celebrities who wanted the attention and made their noses famous.

We are who we are, and no one part of our anatomy defines that. Society sometimes tries to dictate what is fashionable and it makes some want to change. I can’t judge what someone sees when they look into the mirror, only the soul knows what the nose knows!
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