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SMELL & TASTE

The website I am working on, involves both SMELL & TASTE and I wonder why I focussed on these two senses. I thought of the wondrous SMELLS which come from the earth & the home - flowers & herbs, fragrant roses, the ground after rain, newly dried hay, gum trees, great food & cooking smells, wines ......... unfortunately my sense of smell is not well-developed but even so, once my nose tunes in, some smells become memorable and are like photos in an album - whoops not a great simile, because in memory they dilute and fade. I must leave this "going nowhere" prattle and try better with TASTE.

Although my sense of TASTE has weakened as the years "go by", I have discovered that I need strong taste, to enjoy & appreciate - hence, heavy grinding of black pepper corns & the strong flavours whatever I consume - subtle or bland is not for me!! So, if I can smell & taste what I am eating & drinking, I am happy (unless it is turnip, which I detest - as a child, I had to sit at the table until I had eaten it - stubborn me held out!!).

I wondered about the other senses & thought some more. SIGHT - I have had my sight since day one, so can remember the glorious sights I have stored away - as my eyesight weakens (just for reading at this stage), my store of shapes and colours still has meaning for me. On the other hand some sights are horrid & sick - I won't ever want to remember them.

Then SOUND - I enjoy very much listening to Pavarotti singing and the sound of hoof-beats as thoroughbred horses pound down the race-track and many more that enrich my life - but again, I can store them in my memory & understand what various sounds are like & why I treasure them. As my hearing diminishes (& it's doing just that), there are many sounds I don't want to hear, especially official ones & people wanting me to do something for them!!

And TOUCH - the feel of my horses' coats, the lightest touch of love and caring - my keyboard keys!!! My dogs' noses trying to get my attention - they would remind me I have a caring family. Perhaps then TOUCH ranks next for me, after SMELL & TASTE!

SO - ruminating on the senses, the above may account for my choice of niche & its website - it inspires me to want to travel there and journey around the sources of my chosen SMELLS & TASTE - failing that, I can come near my ambition, by imbibing!! Internet would be wonderful if it could store smells and tastes and allow them to flow out with the words and sounds!

ISLAY is an island off the west coast of Scotland - several whisky distilleries are on this island - they all produce SINGLE MALT WHISKY!!!! - strong smells and flavours of peat, salt, seaweed & smoke - this whisky is my passion (wish I could afford to buy more than a couple of bottles per year!!!) - it is not for the faint-hearted but once tasted you will either love it or be determined never to taste it again!!

nana-diana


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It's also quite interesting how our senses, as input devices, are linked to our emotions ... and only after some critical mental processing get used by some to stimulate the formation of higher senses, like our intellect and the development of a motivated desire to learn and grow as a person who's desire to know may have become as important a part of life, as other, more basic forms of nourishment ...

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