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[personal profile] mific asks: If you had to give up one of your 5 senses (you know, to save Atlantis or Benton Fraser's life, or suchlike), which would it be and why?

Oh, wow. This is a really tough one. I don't wanna!

Lose vision and I lose the ability to drive a car or read a book. I know there are lots of people who get along without their vision, but given the choice, I'm going to take an easier option.

I'm somewhat hard of hearing as it is, and it's incredibly frustrating. Give up hearing altogether and I lose music. There has to be an easier option.

I once knew a woman who had lost her sense of smell -- something about a severe disease when she was a toddler? She told me that when you lose smell, you also lose taste; she could enjoy spicy food and variations in temperature, but generally she found eating to be a chore. And think of the access to memory that you'd lose if you lost smell! This is not a loss that would interfere with work or hobbies, no, but it would take so much of the fun out of life.

Losing the sense of touch sounds dangerous. It would deprive me of everything from itching to pressure to heat and cold sensitivity to my sense of balance.

So I think we're down to taste. I'd hate to see it go -- I'd probably lose the pleasure of cooking as well as the pleasure of eating -- but it seems like the lesser of five evils.



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Date: 12/14/16 06:10 am (UTC)
out_there: B-Day Present '05 (Default)
From: [personal profile] out_there
Wow, I'm surprised you went with sense of taste. For me, it would be smell as long as it came with the cavaet that I got to keep taste. Not being able to taste food would destroy so much enjoyment out of my life.

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Date: 12/15/16 10:05 am (UTC)
mific: (cupcake-strawb)
From: [personal profile] mific
Yes I think I'd go for taste as well, although none of them would be at all okay.

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Date: 12/16/16 02:56 am (UTC)
mific: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mific
Heh. Yeah, or echo location like bats. Would be distracting to be pinging off everything all the time though!

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