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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Week in Five Senses

Something in me is filling up.

I debated this morning about giving you the minute by minute commentary (or at least some abbreviated version) but in better judgement decided to share the distilled essences that my five senses experienced.

~ Scent ~
The heady pungence of cedar essential oil
The warmth of leather (and more leather, and then some more leather)
The tang of salt water atomized by pounding surf
Fresh coffee at dawn

~ Taste ~
Spicy winter squash pilled with arugula
Cardamom ice cream
Blueberry buttermilk muffins dampened by rain
Spring rolls dipped in peanut sauce


~ Touch ~
Damp, gritty wood in a duck blind
Hot tea to-go cupped between my fingers
Solid, heavy handled butter knives
The suppleness of elk hide

~ Sight ~
Eye contact with a lone coyote
The hills of California greener than Ireland could ever boast
Walls painted in Caribbean Blue 
The richness of fall leaves still in full color

~ Sound ~
The hooting of owls at dusk
Allison singing in the shower
The dull thud of a rubber mallet on leather tools
The scratch of pencil on paper in the otherwise silent night


All that to say,
Something in me is filling up.


Anonymous said...

those a beautiful things to be filled by
blessings abound!

love and light

lulu said...

my senses are now boasted, GLORIOUS in every minute way!

Snailentina said...


Sunny Rising Leather said...

Raising my giant cup of Yerba Mate, I say cheers :)
It was magic, and this sums it up pretty perfectly.

And the CEDAR????? The Cedar.
I will never get over it.
If you ever need a refill just say the word and I will HAND deliver it :)


MrsLittleJeans said...

: ) sounds pretty delightful...breathe in deep

resolute twig said...

sounds magical...
sending love :)

Changing with Time said...

I can't imagine a better way to enjoy the senses. Sounds intoxicating.

Nancy*McKay said...

...OVERFLOW love...overflow.


Artist in the Arctic said...

you took me there!! it is nice to remember winter isn't snowy and below zero freeze your face off cold for everyone! off to dream about cardamon ice cream, green landscapes and hooting owls. thank you for the sensory dish. it made my night.

Mum said...


Deep sigh...

Thanks for that little respite.

Love you.

UmberDove said...

Dear Ladies-Mine, it WAS magical. The kind of magic that leaves you greedy for more.

But until then, I'll tuck this memory neatly away, pulling it out every now and then to breathe deeply.