Life is weird. Okay, I said it. I meant it. Life is full of weird little coincidences and sometimes I am lucky enough to spot them. Just think of all the ones I miss. You might be wondering what an air freshener from a car dealership bathroom where I was getting my oil changed would factor into this. Or you might be wondering if taking a picture of an air freshener from a car dealership bathroom is in fact the weird point.
Let me explain.
For years, and I could easily mean decades, my Brazilian students have mentioned Bora Bora whenever they were asked about vacations, or honeymoons, or exotic places. I always noted it, but never really gave it much thought. Actually, at first, I was a little sceptical. You see, when I was young, I just thought the name was made up for Hollywood use. I never thought it was a real place. After my students mentioned it, I did some Googling, and found out about it. Though it looks beautiful, I can’t imagine myself spending any time there. (I have never seen a bicycle trip advertising that as a destination) It is also probably prohibitively expensive.
Now, years later, though I might not be able to go there, my bathroom can smell like I’ve been there and transported it home.