Dream Big Dream Often posed a question: If you had to give up one of your senses which sense would you sacrifice and why?
My question would include why not. I can’t imagine giving up sight. I love reading. I have tried to listen to books, but I have a hard time concentrating. I imagine that I would adapt if I couldn’t see, but to not be able to see faces, especially the eyes of my fur family members, this would be hard.
Taste. I often tell people that I am in a See Food diet: I see food, and I eat it. I am not that particular and enjoy a wide range of foods, but I especially like good food. Processed and store-bought food isn’t as satisfying. I can’t imagine never being able to taste fresh veggies from my garden, especially the tomatoes. Fresh corn on the cobb makes my mouth water. Mostly, I could not imagine ever being able to taste lobster again.
Hearing. I don’t think I could live without music. Music impacts my moods whether it motivates or calms. I can’t imagine being able to sing if I couldn’t hear myself sing, though some people in my choir may suggest this a good thing. When it comes to singing my part, I often sing other parts if I hear them. And of course it is possible I am tone deaf and don’t know it. I would like to think I am not tone deaf. Would I be able to chirp like a parakeet and talk to other birds if I no longer could hear? I don’t think I could voluntarily give this sense up.
Touch. At first, I thought that this sense would be one I could sacrifice. Today I have been cold all day. Would sense of touchremove too cold or too hot? I asked a student, and she observed it would be similar to being paralyzed. How could I walk if I couldn’t feel my feet under me. I wouldn’t be able to bowl or wrestle with my dogs.
Sense of smell would be the one I could sacrifice as long as it didn’t interfere with my sense of taste. Yes, I would miss the smell o the ocean or the smells of pungent flowers, but if I had to pick one sense, this would be the one I would choose to sacrifice.