In the attempt to prove metaphor ineffective, a common trope will be actualized in the most literal sense. A daily ritual will be created and followed in order to condition my senses. Each morning for a year the training will be performed: a loaded gun will be placed to my head and rose oil placed to my nose. The effect, whether literal or allegorical, will be to associate the closeness of death with the smell of roses. Hence, to “stop and smell the roses” will force me to appreciate life.