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Writer's Block: Sights and Sounds

'The five senses' are generally listed as hearing, sight, touch, smell and taste. If you had to give up one of these for a year, which would you choose?


Oh ysy. Yet another disablist Writers' Block question. Not all of us have five senses. Sometimes I don't and sometimes I do.

I would most hate to lose my sight permanently but that is the one sense that is dwindling fastest, sadly.

The question I answered here, in case they change it (which they have done before), was, "'The five senses' are generally listed as hearing, sight, touch, smell and taste. If you had to give up one of these for a year, which would you choose?"



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brightlotusmoon
Jun. 21st, 2012 01:45 am (UTC)
Yeah, this annoyed me.

Personally I'd rather lose taste or smell, although since the two are so connected I doubt it matters. But I know how it is to have no sense of smell for certain things - my husband cannot smell gas. So if he accidentally leaves the gas stove on without the flame, he won't know unless he looks at the stove and sees the burners set to low, which would have no flame. Last winter, we had an outdoor gas leak in the front yard, and he couldn't smell anything. He even grilled steak a few yards away. I was the one who called the emergency gas services. I always make sure he checks each burner every time he leaves the kitchen.

The reason I'd rather lose taste or smell is because I cannot stand the smell of many vegetables and fruits. I know I need to eat them, but I often need to breathe through my mouth while chewing. I also get extremely nauseated when I smell lamb cooking in any capacity, which is a shame, since I like the taste, and I know many people who eat lamb as a cultural thing.

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