In recent months, I began smoking cigars.
Yes, women smoke cigars.
After having Covid-19 and not having any sense of taste or smell for 6 months, (my smell still has not come back) a friend of mine introduced me to the 'art' of cigar smoking.
I have always enjoyed the smell of a nice cigar but since I didn't smoke, I never tried it.
Well, it is not like smoking cigarettes'.
Cigars are not inhaled; they are only puffed on. Yes, there is a difference. Puffing a cigar is like sucking through a straw without swallowing.
You fill your mouth with the smoke and then you simply blow it out.
It is about the enjoyment and the relaxation.
Smoking a cigar has also helped with my writing.
In my next novel; Matthew smokes cigars. He has a humidor in his home and with my new found love of cigars; I am patterning his favorite cigar to smoke after someone that I have met who is a Cigar Sommelier.
Yes, there are sommelier's for cigars just like there is for wine.
I will go into this more next week. I hope you take this journey with me and who knows; maybe I will convince some of you women and or men to give it a try.
Until next week, keep writing and keep reading.