Good Wednesday morning blind wisdom seekers

Let’s here from one of our wisest, Helen Keller, before I do my list today.

When I learned from Berkeley that your eyes receive an

inverted image of things which your brain unconsciously corrects, I

began to suspect that the eye is not a very reliable instrument after


She went on to say about the other senses, including vision;

“ I found that of the senses, the eye is the most superficial, the ear

the most arrogant, smell the most voluptuous, taste the most

superstitious and fickle, touch the most profound and the most


Interesting that she considered smell to be voluptuous as for me it’s one of the more difficult senses to grapple with sometimes. In saying that though when we wandered past our beautiful bakery this morning the smell coming out the door was certainly voluptuous!

Here’s 10 things my senses are grateful for today!

1 the smell of what may have been hot cross buns coming from the Spelt Bakery on Highgate this morning

2 the feeling of soft rain on my face as we continued on our walk

3 the taste of NZ honey on toast as I woofed down my breakfast this morning as we had an early start to the day

4 the sound of car tyres in the wet as they drive along the road. To me it’s the sound of rain!

5 the sound of the checkout operator at Couplands who told me she was so cold the night before she slept with her dog in her bed! I couldn’t help but visualise that!

6 the feel of warmth near my leg as I sit close to the oil column heater

7 the taste of our almond and cheese crusted fish that I grilled for tea last night! Num num num!

8 the smell of the hospital this morning as we went for an early appointment!

9 the feel of Ron’s arm as he guided me up the hospital corridor

10 the feeling of the sun that I am sure is trying to peek through the clouds!

I may not see but I can smell

And taste and touch and listen

And when I do this every day

I find my optimism!

Have a wonderful Wednesday all!