As I was walking Kendra tonight, a calm silence filled the chilly air. I began to think about losing my hearing. If I had to choose which sense to lose, it would be hearing. If I lost my ability to see I would be most devastated. Observation and viewing the world around me is one of the most satisfying sensations. If I lost my ability to taste, that would just be so bad. The sense of smell goes with that, so I don't want to lose that. If I lost the ability to feel, it would probably mean that I am paralyzed which is definitely not a state I'd like to be in.
I don't like snow, but there is a lack of noise that is so pleasant when it is snowing. There is so much noise that I wish I couldn't hear. I feel like most issues are generated from words. I heard so many things today that I wish I didn't. Life may be a little simpler if communication was limited.
But in the end I am so fortunate to have functioning senses. I never wish to lose any of them, it was just one of those "what if" situations that runs through my mind as I wander with my pup.