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Sounds Wonderful

I would sooner be bereft of the sense of smell

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Comment from tfawcus
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A difficult choice! You make a good case for retaining your hearing. I'm gradually losing mine - an isolating experience. It's a good thing I'm by preference an introvert and a writer! I think I'd place sight at the top of my list. If I lost my sense of taste, then I could enjoy cheaper wine! LOL

 Comment Written 14-Aug-2021


reply by the author on 14-Aug-2021
    Dear Tony, Thank you for your review and the five stars.
    It wasn't an easy decision to make, but as I have never had an acute sense of smell, I thought it the safest one to sacrifice. I agree with you about "sight." I would be lost without being able to see the faces of my son and his family. And to be unable to write!!It would be absolutely the end. Or so I say now!! Who knows what
    changes in technology might bring some miraculous machine to bear? Anyway, that's enough of my philosophical twaddle. cheers Cass
Comment from Becky Kern-Taylor
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Excellent remembrances, I think there is one more sense, and that is common sense. Not everyone has it, consequently, they are prone to errors, some inconsequential, many very important. I am thinking in the drug vein. So many start using drugs, not using common sense, and therefore end up with horrible habits. Anyone with common sense should be very thankful.

 Comment Written 03-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 04-Jul-2021
    Dear Becky, Thank you for your review and the AWESOME
    six stars. Yes, common sense is a necessary ingredient in the making of a useful, productive life. It has been my understanding that drug users usually start when they are at an unusually low ebb in their lives and someone offers them a way to "feel better." One taste and the damage is done. It takes a huge amount of courage and wisdom to refuse.Let's be thankful we aren't caught in that terrifying web. So few escape.
    Cheers Anonymous
Comment from Chris Davies
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You made good arguments for both of your choices. Your description of hearing was particularly moving. Your writing was excellent. Wish you good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 03-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 04-Jul-2021
    Dear Chris, Thank you for your review and the five stars.
    This piece pretty well "wrote itself". As I recalled more and more of the things I've enjoyed listening to it just poured from my pen to the page. cheers Anonymous
Comment from ShirleyT1
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You've written a wonderful entry to the Five Senses contest. I believe I would have to agree with you about the smell being the one I could give up easier than the others, and hearing being the absolute one I would never want to loose. Thank you for sharing, and best wishes in the contest.

 Comment Written 01-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 01-Jul-2021
    Dear Shirley, Thank you for your review and the five stars. No-one wants to lose any of their senses, but "If push came to shove" that's about how I'd cope. Thank you for your encouraging remarks, they are most welcome .
    Anonymous
Comment from Elizabeth Emerald
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Startling twist--seems most people choose to keep sight above all--you make a compelling case for hearing with your brilliant array of examples. This may be a winner.

 Comment Written 01-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 01-Jul-2021
    Dear Elizabeth Emerald, Thank you for your review and the five stars. I DID hesitate between the two, but I felt Hearing has a stronger argument in my case.
    cheers Anonymous
Comment from Cybertron1986
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I love the choice of topic here, and the way you expressed this with such genuineness. Your voice triggered a need for me as a reader to reflect on the parts of life which I hardly ever considered until now. This is what good writing does. Excellent piece

 Comment Written 30-Jun-2021


reply by the author on 01-Jul-2021
    Dear Friend, Thank you for your review and the AWESOME SIX STARS. I haven't had such a generous score in a long time, so it's much appreciated.cheers
    Anonymous
Comment from lancellot
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This is very good. You give a very real and heartwarming reason to value your sense of hearing as the one you would keep. Your sense to lose, smell, doesn't have same depth.

Good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 30-Jun-2021


reply by the author on 01-Jul-2021
    Dear Lancellot, Thank you for your review and the five stars. The reason the piece seems to lack balance was the need to keep within 300 words. On completion I found some drastic editing was needed. I decided to pare down the negative side rather than the positive.
    Cheers Anonymous
Comment from LisaMay
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This is a delightfully engaging glimpse of the memorable moments in your life that underline the importance of the sense of hearing for you, in your surroundings and your relationships with others - be they nature, music, the cat, or family life. You've convinced me.

 Comment Written 29-Jun-2021


reply by the author on 30-Jun-2021
    Dear Lisa May, Thank you for your review and the five stars. Yes, I would miss hearing greatly were I to be that unfortunate. Life wouldn't have the same savour if my ears weren't in working order.
    However, it is amazing how we adjust to the loss of one(or more) of our senses. I earnestly hope and pray never to discover this for myself. Anonymous.
reply by LisaMay on 30-Jun-2021
    I have had temporary deafness, blurred vision, and lost the sense of smell occasionally, but it sure makes me appreciate that usually all my senses are in good working order.
Comment from Rdfrdmom2
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Which of my five senses would I rather lose if I had to lose one? That is hard to say, but I think it might be my sense of sight. On the other hand, you make such a wonderful case for the sense of sound. You may have convinced me it is the sense of smell I could do without. Good luck in the contest.

Rdfrdmom2

 Comment Written 29-Jun-2021


reply by the author on 30-Jun-2021
    Dear Friend, Thank you for your review and the five stars. All our senses are precious and worth protecting and nurturing for as long as we have them. I would not wish to be bereft of sight!! No more sunrises, no more sunsets, no more watching the clouds, or the stars!! No I'll keep my eyes and ears for as long as I can.
    Thank goodness this was a purely rhetorical question.
    Anonymous