Connecting With Others Through Our 5 Senses

Carolyn’s Online Magazine

CONNECTING WITH OTHERS

THROUGH OUR FIVE SENSES

In responding to the September 4, 2015, WordPress photo prompt is to show how two (or more) things are connected .

I decided to use the theme The Five Senses—sight, smell, touch, hearing, and taste—because, as Dejan Stojanovic said, the Senses empower limitations, senses expand vision within borders, senses promote understanding through pleasure.

Alex Morritt asked (in Impromptu Scribe) If ‘seeing is believing’ what happened to taste, touch, sound and smell ? Did our creator really intend to favour sight over the other senses ? I don’t believe so.

SIGHT

While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see. —Dorothea Lange

The eyesight for an eagle is what thought is to man. —Dejan Stojanovic, The Creator

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. —Andrew Gide

I watched as the tide came in, meeting the shoreline where this sand castle was located.

I watched as the tide came in, meeting the shoreline where this sand castle was located.

SMELL

Smells have layers, like sounds have frequencies. Disentangling them is like trying to follow a song in a room full of loud people–you have to learn to tune out the other noises. —E. E. Giorgi, Chimeras

Smell is important. It reminds a person of all the things he’s been through; it is a sheath of memories and security. —Tove Jansson, The Summer Book

No sane person resists the smell of the soil when sprinkled with water, Especially the smell of the intercourse between earth and rain. —Nomthandazo Tsembeni

Sudden cloudburst adds moisture arid soil.

Sudden cloudburst adds moisture arid soil.

TOUCH

I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile. —Charles de Lint

What I like more than anything is the touch of a warm hand. —Marty Rubin

Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours. —Vera Nazarian The Perpetual calendar of Inspiration

Couple married 70 years value the touch of hands holding.

Couple married 70 years value the touch of hands holding.

HEARING

Silent is an anagram of listen. —Johnny Rich, The Human Script

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t being said. The art of reading between the lines is a life long quest of the wise. —Shannon L. Alder

Never believe all that you hear. Always verify the original source of information. —Lailah Gifty Akita 

Research from original documents is a major part of preparing to write my novel.

Research from original documents is a major part of preparing to write my novel.

TASTE

Taste is the most unexplored sense. —Matteo Ferrara

No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring. —Samuel Johnson

I rise to taste the dawn, and find that love alone will shine today. —Ken Wilber

Sunrise over the Blue Hills Mountain ridge in N. C.

Sunrise over the Blue Hills Mountain ridge in N. C.

 

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About carolyncholland

In several if my nine lives I have been a medical lab technician and a human service worker specializing in child day care, adoptions and family abuse. Currently I am a photo/journalist/writer working on a novel and a short story. My general writings can be viewed at www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com. My novel site is www.intertwinedlove.wordpress.com.
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2 Responses to Connecting With Others Through Our 5 Senses

  1. merry101 says:

    Like your photos. Touching on the five senses… 😀

    Like

  2. Grace ( & Fred) Wells says:

    Carolyn – the science teacher !

    Like

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