Friday, October 24, 2008
Sacrifice your senses
Let's say some party pooper pixie told you you had to give up one of your five senses, but you could choose ... what would you pick?
I think sight is non-negotiable. I'm an artist, I'd like to see what I'm doing. I love watching movies and baseball games and peeking in mens locker rooms. I'm not giving any of that up.
Hearing is pretty important too. You've got music, a lover's whisper in your ear, "Boston Sucks" chants in Yankee Stadium ... I'd hold on to that too.
Touch. Yeah ... I like that one. Reasons why are available on the unrated Odd Couple site.
So that leaves taste and smell. There have been times I could do without both. People are stinky and food can be nauseating. But then I think of the smell of fresh cut grass, or a nice aftershave, or a campfire, or the ocean .... hmmmm.
Taste can be wonderful ... like the smokiness of a good scotch. But whenever I have a cold I can't taste anything anyway and I've never lost sleep over it.
There you have it party pooper pixie - I'd give up taste.