I Sense Trouble On the Horizon . . .

20May13

Another day, another blog post. I was looking through a couple of my books today where I keep notes and write things down for ideas when I’m looking for something to write about and I didn’t really see anything that jumped right out at me for today. So I wandered over to the Daily Post, a blog that is maintained by WordPress to help give you ideas and points about things you can discuss her write about in your own blog. And that’s when it came across this particular question, which I thought would make for a great writing point for today:

You encounter a mysterious man offering you a magic potion that, once sipped, will make one of your senses (sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch) super sharp – but dull the others. Will you sip it, and if so, what sense do you choose?

When I first read this question, I thought wow, it would be pretty cool to have one of your senses heightened that way so you could experience things on a whole new level. But then there is the other side of the coin, where the rest of your senses are going to be dulled and perhaps that will cause you to miss out on experiences that you might otherwise have. Sure, it would be great to have vision where you could see things clearly all the time and wouldn’t need glasses anymore, or super hearing so you can tell when there might be a storm coming or other trouble not far away, but is that a fair trade-off where you would have the experience of eating something that you know tastes great and you can’t enjoy it on the same level as everyone else? Or would holding a loved one’s hand mean the same thing to you anymore if your sense of touch had been dulled to the point where you couldn’t really feel it? I know for me personally, that would be pretty upsetting. As someone who has had some experience with sensory loss because of my illness, I can tell you it’s not something I would wish on anyone else. It’s hard enough trying to walk around sometimes when you know you can’t completely feel everything that’s under your feet. Giving the question some serious thought, I just don’t think I would be willing to take a sip of that potion myself. There is no particular sense that I feel like heightening it would add that much more to the life I already have, especially at the cost of losing some of the levels of my other senses.

I think it’s a pretty interesting question to pose. I’m curious to see you what your thoughts and feelings are on the subject. Feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll also post question on Facebook and twitter and you can always leave a response they are as well. Thanks to everyone who considered the question yesterday as far as a book that has greatly affected your life, and a special thanks to E. L. James, the author of “50 Shades of Grey” and the associated books with that for answering my question on Twitter.

Okay, time to get back to work and back with the real world. We’ll see what comes along tomorrow, and as always if you have any suggestions, comments, questions or writing of your own that you would like to share, please feel free to leave a comment and let me know. Thanks again for following along. Let’s see what tomorrow brings.

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3 Responses to “I Sense Trouble On the Horizon . . .”


  1. 1 If I Was A Tree In The Forest… | The Jittery Goat
  2. 2 Daily Prompt: Dulled | writinglikeastoner
  3. 3 On My Front Porch

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