Saturday, 4 August 2012
The five senses
I was thinking about this yesterday after the storm, and how wonderful it was to be able to smell the wet earth.
As you're reading this, just stop for a few moments to appreciate what's around you, and tell me what you can hear, see, touch, smell and taste.
I'll start you off:
I can HEAR the whirring of the ceiling fan, a dog barking somewhere in the distance, the donkey next door moving about under the shade of a tree.
I can SEE out of the window a clear blue sky and brilliant sunshine, the grapevine hanging heavy with fruit, the fig tree with lots of green figs, not yet ripe enough to pick. Poppy stretched out on the cool floor sleeping deeply, and the breeze blowing the curtains.
I can TOUCH the keyboard on my laptop. Isn't it amazing that this small machine can do so much? Keep me in touch with family and friends. Enable me to access what's going on in the world from this remote village. Watch TV, send emails and blog.
I can SMELL shepherds pie cooking in the oven and lavender furniture polish.
I can TASTE iced coffee which I just made with a spoonful of vanilla icecream floating on top...delicious!
Now it's your turn..................