Thursday, April 08, 2010
sensory deprivation part two
While prepping for my um... 'kaleideoscope', I had a cup of chicken bullion for lunch. It smelled so good and I sipped it slowly, savoring each sip.
A little later when I was standing a few feet away from Pat, he opened a carton of raisins. They smelled really good too - funny, I had never paid much attention to raisin fragrance.
I attribute my heightened sense of smell to the fact that I was not consuming any food.
In the morning when I walk, I just listen to the birds, roosters, dogs, the occasional coyote and sometimes cows and horses. I can recognize the sounds of various neighbor's cars as they start up for work. No portable music for me. I prefer natural sounds.
When the house is quiet (no television or radio), I can hear various hums of fans and refrigerator motors or the dishwasher. Though I love listening to music, I also love the sound of quiet.
Sometimes it is good to be deprived, so you can appreciate what you have.