Friday, August 22, 2008
As I walked down a leafy hill towards a London suburb I could smell the rain on the wet leaves, I could feel my stomach hurting and I was missing monsoon weather from long gone days of high school when our uniforms were drenched and every puddle was a challenge to new found maturity. I could hear traffic but there were promising sounds made by the birds and the bees..I recounted the senses we humans are known to have..but something seemed to be missing on my list..
Eyes - See
Nose - Smell
Skin - Touch
Ears - Hear
Tongue - Taste
Should there not be heart/mind in this..feel. You can see something and it can sometimes move you close to tears or towards elation. You can sometimes smell something that reminds you of something or someone, the smell of Sambhar, the smell of rain on dry earth, the smell of warmth and something undescribable that comes from the baby's head (u2 put it better I think). Sounds you hear, voices you recognise..they do make you feel depressed, happy, excited (depending entirely on who's voice it is) and taste..i must say this is the best one linked to feeling..you can feel intense joy and satisfaction on eating or driking something you like, and the fact that 'feeling' drunk is something that happens to most of us at some point or the other.
How come we dont have a sixth sense which has nothing to do with Mr Shymalan and everything to do with something in your head and heart?
Use 5 senses to live and the other non listed ones to be truly alive.