Thursday, September 9, 2010

I closed my eyes for the purpose of optimizing my sensory experience three times today.

First at 4:00, after I left the walled garden and sat on the green grass of the allee facing the Georgian-style Phipps mansion, I tilted my head back like a sun-hungry flower and closed my eyes to better feel the wind as it swirled my hair upward and rolled up my neck and face urging me to breathe one of the purest breaths I have ever taken.

Second at 6:30, when Chris and I walked hand-in-hand from the lapping waves across the expanse of white sand, I closed my eyes and relied on him to guide me so that I could better focus on the fine sand that molded to my bare feet with every step and the sound of the ocean.

Third at 8:40, I closed my eyes as the spoon approached my face so that I might savor the taste of hot fudge and caramel on an ice cream-topped brownie in our oak dinning booth... at TGI Fridays.

3 comments:

Gail said...

As usual, your descriptions are amazing!! God gave us these wonderful senses and we rarely use them to their fullest. We should all try doing this.

Laura Hunt said...

Love it! Especially the part about relying on Chris to guide you so you could focus on the sand and sounds of the ocean (I can just see you doing that - so adorable :)

Heather Paige Hunt said...

hehe. yea, Chris takes care of me. Sometimes when I forget my sunglasses and we are walking toward the sun, I walk with my eyes closed and let him lead me. I decided that he is pretty trustworthy. haha.