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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

If You Couldn't Smell it, a Rose By Any Other Name Would...?

As kids my brother and sisters and I would speculate which of the five senses we would sacrifice. I cannot imagine a scenario where we could hand-pick our affliction but this is the stuff childhood is made of.

Which of the five senses would you surrender?

As for the one that would be the hardest to live without I have always wavered between hearing and sight. But recently I've considered what my life would be like without the ability to taste.

I am a converted foodie. That is, I have always appreciated a square meal but only in the last five years have I begun to savor the really good stuff. I look forward to meals at Jeb's house because I know I will be spoiled with a gourmet dinner. When people have parties and don't serve food, I am disappointed. (Won't be going to THAT party again.) If I know someone hasn't planned for a meal or hors d'oeuvres, I ask, "What can I bring?" hoping to spark some interest in that wonderful pastime.

Yet. If I couldn't hear you? If I couldn't see you? If I couldn't touch you? I might give up my passion for food. You're worth it.

Aren't you?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Without a doubt sight. What could make you more holy than to lose the very thing which leads you astray more than any other?

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Blogger Ibid said...

we always said smell. however, as a good part of taste is smell, I don't know that I would still decide this. I think smell would in some way compensate for a loss of taste, but taste buds are too weak to compensate for a lack of smell.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Blogger Lois E. Lane said...

The thing about smell is that it's the sense most closely tied to memory; I love that. I love that you can walk into a room and smell something you haven't come in contact with since you were a child, and suddenly you're back in that time.

Nice new graphic, by the way :)

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Blogger girlfriday said...

Travelin': Never thought of it light that. Still fumbling toward glory I guess.

I am always torn. But taken in comparison, no sense of smell would be a small price to pay for the ability to see, hear and touch. Or taste. Ergh! I just might give up touch for taste.

Wait, no I wouldn't. Deaf? So I could taste, see and touch. I wish Tex would weigh in on this.

Thursday, April 13, 2006


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