We were at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center learning about birds of prey. A beleaguered mom had been pestered into asking if her daughter could pet the birds, and the kind presenter used this example to explain why they didn’t allow it. Owls might look all cuddly with those beautiful feathers, but it doesn’t mean they like to cuddle.
There are five senses, by the way… but the one most associated with love is, of course, tactile. We cuddle, we hold hands, we kiss…um, etc. What about the other 4 senses, though?
We always hear about how women like to talk while making love and poetry was created to be read aloud, not to
Certainly food can be quite sensual (though I would argue it is the feel of the foods, not the taste, which is associated with romance) and of course we all know about oysters and chocolate.
Though invisible, scent can have a powerful subconscious effect on attraction. Perfumers have preyed on this fact for ages and who can forget the movie, Scent of a Woman?
Finally, the last sense, sight can be the most intimate of all. In one Pregnant in Heels episode a counselor made a couple stare into each other’s eyes without touching for a numer of minutes. Difficult to do? Incredibly. The couple laughed a lot at first. But after they had done the exercise they both admitted they felt more connected.
Studies show that people have a preference for one sense over another. Some of us are auditory (hearing) while others are visual. So it makes me wonder, what happens when a physical person ends up with a non-physical
person? I would guess a lot of confusion… a lot of tension… a lot of conflict.
Sounds like the makings of a great story, doesn’t it?