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Posted on Fri, Jul 01, 2005 15:51

As I was cooking dinner this evening I thought of an interesting topic. Dinner consisted of pasta, an alfredo sauce, brocoli, etc. As I was making this dish, the aroma was so satisfying that I really didn't want to eat it. I periodically opened the pot to stir the pasta, and noticed how creamy it was getting and how colorful the brocoli looked in it.

As I prepared some bread to go along with the pasta, I retrieved a pasta spoon from one of my drawers and proceeded to scoop some onto a plate, the steam rising from the pasta and that aroma again hitting my nose. It smelled so good. I grabbed a knife and fork, the plate of pasta and bread, my drink and sat down on the couch.

I took that first bite and thought, "wow, this is pretty darn tasty." The taste matched the smell. I ate the entire plate, went for seconds and filled up my tummy.

Which all leads me to this. Unfortunately in our world there are people without the ability to have all 5 senses. Sadly, there is no cure for some but outstanding ways to overcome the lack of others. The question is, of the 5 senses, which one can you not live without? Sight, Touch, Hearing Smell or taste?

Are there people on these forums without all 5? Did you at one point have them but lost one (or more) somehow? I have always wanted to learn sign language to help in any way possible people who are blind. The one sense I could not live without would be my sight.

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Posted on Sat, Jul 02, 2005 16:12


petiteone39 write:

Mandalay207 write:

NYCHICK write:
first let me see that dinner sounded darn good - as i smelled my fruit loops..
hmm i would have to say first off do we realize the gift of our senses anyway? ever stop and think of it before? no i basically took it for granted until mand here brought to light.
ok if one had to go i would let go of my hearing... the smell of a baby or a flower or someone so familar i would miss.. the sight of something simple yet unforgettable i would miss. The taste of fruit loops no way
hearing i would let go... all that is needed for me is actions not words, i would rather see what one does then to hear it..
and mand u lost me buddy on this one

"I have always wanted to learn sign language to help in any way possible people who are blind.hmm mand blind cant read sign language.. however me giving my hearing up u can teach me..



There was a point last evening where some white wine was really starting to affect my composition of this particular thread...lmao...I'd like to take this time to thank Angie, Six and Kelli for pointing out some rather large issues with this orignal post. (The wine effect has wore of now...lol)

I promise never to drink and post again!!...LOL

Mandalay

Personally, I kind of like you drinking and posting. We can see a whole new side of you! It is funny as can be...and you are funny sober too.



I'm not showing that side again, I already did once, MM took that picture down!! LOL

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Posted on Sat, Jul 02, 2005 16:09

whew Mand...!! even I could smell that.... no more broccoli for you ducky!

Did you hear about the blind skunk?



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Posted on Sat, Jul 02, 2005 10:59


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I have a very developped sense of smell.. is much more acute than all my others... I tell u all I could do easily without...LOL... having an excessive sense of smell is NOT good... in the world there are more "stinky" smells then perfumes...LOL.. and when u perceive every little odors is a pain in the Bu*t...LOL... I can smell a person smoking in the car infront of me stopped at a redlight... or a loo smell long before i get to the actual toilete...LOL...not to talk about body smels... I can tell u who is the person without seeing he or she...is horrible../.LOL



Hey Dom, you are down wind of me right now! Can ya smell it? Can ya? That brocoli I ate is not sitting well!...whew...LMAO

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Posted on Sat, Jul 02, 2005 10:59


Mandalay207 write:

NYCHICK write:
first let me see that dinner sounded darn good - as i smelled my fruit loops..
hmm i would have to say first off do we realize the gift of our senses anyway? ever stop and think of it before? no i basically took it for granted until mand here brought to light.
ok if one had to go i would let go of my hearing... the smell of a baby or a flower or someone so familar i would miss.. the sight of something simple yet unforgettable i would miss. The taste of fruit loops no way
hearing i would let go... all that is needed for me is actions not words, i would rather see what one does then to hear it..
and mand u lost me buddy on this one

"I have always wanted to learn sign language to help in any way possible people who are blind.hmm mand blind cant read sign language.. however me giving my hearing up u can teach me..



There was a point last evening where some white wine was really starting to affect my composition of this particular thread...lmao...I'd like to take this time to thank Angie, Six and Kelli for pointing out some rather large issues with this orignal post. (The wine effect has wore of now...lol)

I promise never to drink and post again!!...LOL

Mandalay

Personally, I kind of like you drinking and posting. We can see a whole new side of you! It is funny as can be...and you are funny sober too.



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Posted on Sat, Jul 02, 2005 10:56


NYCHICK write:
first let me see that dinner sounded darn good - as i smelled my fruit loops..
hmm i would have to say first off do we realize the gift of our senses anyway? ever stop and think of it before? no i basically took it for granted until mand here brought to light.
ok if one had to go i would let go of my hearing... the smell of a baby or a flower or someone so familar i would miss.. the sight of something simple yet unforgettable i would miss. The taste of fruit loops no way
hearing i would let go... all that is needed for me is actions not words, i would rather see what one does then to hear it..
and mand u lost me buddy on this one

"I have always wanted to learn sign language to help in any way possible people who are blind.hmm mand blind cant read sign language.. however me giving my hearing up u can teach me..



There was a point last evening where some white wine was really starting to affect my composition of this particular thread...lmao...I'd like to take this time to thank Angie, Six and Kelli for pointing out some rather large issues with this orignal post. (The wine effect has wore of now...lol)

I promise never to drink and post again!!...LOL

Mandalay

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Posted on Sat, Jul 02, 2005 06:48


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OMG - I had no idea Dom!! You never told me - lol. Good thing I know now. If we meet up later today I'll make sure I take a shower first!


I'll know it anyway...LOL



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Posted on Sat, Jul 02, 2005 06:43

OMG - I had no idea Dom!! You never told me - lol. Good thing I know now. If we meet up later today I'll make sure I take a shower first!



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Posted on Sat, Jul 02, 2005 06:41

I have a very developped sense of smell.. is much more acute than all my others... I tell u all I could do easily without...LOL... having an excessive sense of smell is NOT good... in the world there are more "stinky" smells then perfumes...LOL.. and when u perceive every little odors is a pain in the Bu*t...LOL... I can smell a person smoking in the car infront of me stopped at a redlight... or a loo smell long before i get to the actual toilete...LOL...not to talk about body smels... I can tell u who is the person without seeing he or she...is horrible../.LOL



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Posted on Sat, Jul 02, 2005 04:23


petiteone39 write:

NYCHICK write:
and mand u lost me buddy on this one

"I have always wanted to learn sign language to help in any way possible people who are blind.hmm mand blind cant read sign language.. however me giving my hearing up u can teach me..

OMG Mand...I am laughing so hard. That went right over my head, as most things do. Sign language for blind people.hahahahaha LMAO



OMG... me too!! NY - very astute chick! She's the only one who noticed apparently!
LOL!
Mandalay, we're not making fun of ya ducky don't get mad at us. We know what you meant....

  


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Posted on Sat, Jul 02, 2005 04:18


NYCHICK write:
and mand u lost me buddy on this one

"I have always wanted to learn sign language to help in any way possible people who are blind.hmm mand blind cant read sign language.. however me giving my hearing up u can teach me..

OMG Mand...I am laughing so hard. That went right over my head, as most things do. Sign language for blind people.hahahahaha LMAO



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Posted on Sat, Jul 02, 2005 03:22

That's a difficult one. I guess it would have to be my sense of sight. Losing that would be the worst. But what could I do without?? Perhaps my sense of hearing. I would hate to lose my taste - it would be awful never to be able to taste anything again.
I used to know two brothers who were blind from birth. Their older brother was fine but they were both born blind. It was a hereditary thing. A distant uncle had been blind! Their parents were family friends of my parents and one day we were at their house (about 20-25 years ago) and I played chess with one of these young boys - he must have been 14-15 yrs old at the time. He won.
They ran around the house and did everything - even watch TV! (their older brother described every scene as it happened) - as if they could see. Since they were born that way, they didn't know anything else. Later on, one of them married a Greek girl I know.
I think the worst thing would be to lose your eyesight later in life. Must be so hard to deal with that because you know what you are missing out on.



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Posted on Fri, Jul 01, 2005 23:47

I spent my teen years at a progressive school that had blind kids learning in class with us. It was a great education for us sighted kids. We learn to help them , read the text books to tape for them, learn their braille and they could tell at once thru our voices how we feel , these visually challenged kids developed a sixth sense, far more sensitive and accurate than the sighted..one boy was so cheeky, whenever he heard us girls walking near the drink fountain, he would deliberately spray water at us and then run into us and grab at the girls...lol ..
I remembered one night we were camping with them, it was dark there was no light and we were lost, we had to depend on them to lead the way back to camp.. perhaps we who have all our senses are the unfortunate ones..we have not learn to develop our real sense of direction in life...



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Posted on Fri, Jul 01, 2005 22:57

I would give up flatulence.



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Posted on Fri, Jul 01, 2005 21:51

first let me see that dinner sounded darn good - as i smelled my fruit loops..
hmm i would have to say first off do we realize the gift of our senses anyway? ever stop and think of it before? no i basically took it for granted until mand here brought to light.
ok if one had to go i would let go of my hearing... the smell of a baby or a flower or someone so familar i would miss.. the sight of something simple yet unforgettable i would miss. The taste of fruit loops no way
hearing i would let go... all that is needed for me is actions not words, i would rather see what one does then to hear it..
and mand u lost me buddy on this one

"I have always wanted to learn sign language to help in any way possible people who are blind.hmm mand blind cant read sign language.. however me giving my hearing up u can teach me..



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Posted on Fri, Jul 01, 2005 21:06

While you're thinking of which senses we have that we would be prepared to lose I prefer to wonder about all the senses we don't have but our descendents will.

How about seeing new colors from the deep UV to the infrared? Visualize in 13 dimensions. To sense and project radio waves - maybe like ESP. Or sensory radar? To hear the ultrasonic and have sonar like dolphins. Smells and tastes exceeding our current palate which we cannot imagine or describe. New forms of intense sexual sensation.

Well, I guess you can't miss what you never had. But I can dream.



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Posted on Fri, Jul 01, 2005 19:43


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I dont think I could live without touch, I cant imagine not feeling someone holding my hand, or the warm hug of a child, or the softness of a kiss..or a sweet pet who loves to be touched, and the feeling of contact during intimacy.

Sight would be hard, but with touch you still can feel, although it would be very hard, but at least you can feel your way around, not sure if I could live without sight inless being born that way.

hearing,... I dont think I can live without hearing those words I Love You, or Mommy... or the sound of a new born baby, or the sound of the waves breaking on the shore..nope must have my ears.

Taste,,, i think i can live without it,, although I love and apppreciate good food, I dont think that I have to have to taste it,, just to eat would be fine,, then I would never have to diet, because the smell wouldnt make me crave, like popcorn, chocolate,. etc.

Oh that is so sweet...makes me want to cry.

  


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Posted on Fri, Jul 01, 2005 19:29

I dont think I could live without touch, I cant imagine not feeling someone holding my hand, or the warm hug of a child, or the softness of a kiss..or a sweet pet who loves to be touched, and the feeling of contact during intimacy.

Sight would be hard, but with touch you still can feel, although it would be very hard, but at least you can feel your way around, not sure if I could live without sight inless being born that way.

hearing,... I dont think I can live without hearing those words I Love You, or Mommy... or the sound of a new born baby, or the sound of the waves breaking on the shore..nope must have my ears.

Taste,,, i think i can live without it,, although I love and apppreciate good food, I dont think that I have to have to taste it,, just to eat would be fine,, then I would never have to diet, because the smell wouldnt make me crave, like popcorn, chocolate,. etc.



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Posted on Fri, Jul 01, 2005 16:51

I think I could live without taste, then I could eat all the stuff I don't like, but is good for me, even if it does smell bad. My boss is deaf in one ear and only has 20% in the other with an aide and that would drive me crazy. We talk a lot with our hands (some is sign language - mostly dirty words and phrases, LOL!) and she reads lips. But she can't hear music or birds. Course she also can't hear what I am saying about her if I speak in a lowered voice and don't move my lips either - Tee Hee! She had a scuba diving accident and lost hers. So I could live without taste with smell in 2nd place.



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Posted on Fri, Jul 01, 2005 15:50

Good topic. Sounds like a great description of a delicious meal. I couldn't live without sight. So much to see in life. The expressions of my kid's faces, the beauty God provides through nature, animals, colors, and so much more.
I could live without taste if I had to. If you lose your sense of smell, you lose most of your taste anyway. Those would be the 2 I could manage without.



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