Before I begin today’s post, I’d like to call a big thank-you to the guys at WordPress for their free book 365 Days of Writing Prompts. I think if it wasn’t for this book, I don’t think I’d be able to get through this whole Blogging Everyday In September challenge that I’ve set upon myself! Today’s Prompt:
If you were forced to give up one sense, but gain super-sensitivity in another, which senses would you choose?
If there was truly one sense that I honestly had to lose it would be my sense of smell. There are so many fowl smelling things in the world that we could all do without smelling–stale/rotten food, garbage trucks, dog crap and smelly feet are just a few off the top of my head! Now, I know that there are equally nice smelling things in the world–perfumes, beautiful foods and new car smell, again just a few off the top of my head. But I would be honestly willing to give up all those beautiful smells to get rid of smelling all those rotten smells too! Smell is one thing I would gladly live without!
The prompt says I have to pick a sense in which I gain super-sensitivy. If I had to, I would pick to have super-sensitive sight. As I am a wearer of glasses, I would like to think that if I suddenly gained super-sensitive sight, that I would have normal 20/20 vision sight once again! I haven’t had full vision since I was seven or eight, so I think I would love to not be able to wear glasses anymore, especially since I cannot wear contact lenses, due to having sensitive eyes–yes, I know how that sounds, but if I had 20/20 vision, I wouldn’t need contact lenses or glasses and therefore my sensitive eyes wouldn’t be affected.
Could you give up one of your senses for super-sensitivity in another sense? What senses???