- from 5 Senses
What is your favorite memory? Is it the recollection of a kitten purring on your lap as you stroked its warm, smooth, silky fur? Or do you recall zooming down a hill on a gleaming new bicycle as the wind whistled in your ears?
Perhaps your favorite memory is the piney fragrance of a Christmas tree in your living room during the holiday season. Whatever your favorite memory is, you have it because of your five senses—sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. Those senses are the way you experience the world.
Almost everyone has felt what it is like to lose one of the five senses—if only for a moment or two. At a party, you may have tried to pin the tail on the donkey while you were blindfolded. Or maybe you covered your ears when a noisy truck or subway raced by. Perhaps you tried to taste and smell a delicious meal when you had a cold. Maybe you felt what it was like to lose the sense of touch in your mouth after having received novocaine from a dentist. But to imagine life without any of your senses is impossible because it is through the senses that you experience life.