In response to daily post’s one-word prompt : Uniform
Our school uniform from kindergarten to senior high was white shirts and navy blue skirts. I liked our school uniform, we were not allowed to come to school wearing whatever we liked. It looked smart and people outside the school recognized the school we were from.
Now a days, children wear whatever they please, from blue jeans to multi-colored dresses or shirts depending on the gender of the human. Although wearing clothes according to gender is not that common.
Our modern world has adopted an unusual style of clothing, which is interesting.
Speaking about uniform, we have certain dishes where the shape and size of a vegetable is exactly the same. One example is potatoes, they come in different sizes, shapes and colors . Sometimes to prepare the potato curry ( steamed potatoes), the potatoes are small, round and the same size. It’s sometimes a trying job to get the potatoes the same or uniform size and shape. You can cook the curry using different sizes, it does not look appetizing or pretty. I’m not sure if the taste is uniform.
Write down the first sight,sound,smell, and sensation you experienced on waking up today. Pick the one you’re most drawn to, and and write( For a bigger challenge, pick the one you’re least drawn to.)
The clock was showing 7.30 am which meant waking up time. I turned on the faucet, the sound of the water and the sensation I felt when I washed my face made me realize I’ve got to turn on the hot water side slightly more to enable it to be a little warmer than lukewarm.
I went to the kitchen for breakfast, I wanted to have something different, porridge every day was too boring, I remembered my husband once remarked, “Ranu ,how can you have porridge day after day, aren’t you tired of it?”
Today I’m finally feeling, “enough of you porridge, I must let you stay in your package, so I can turn my attention to the smell of that wholesome loaf of bread which is inviting me to toast it and eat it.”
I’ll pick the sense of smell for now. It reminds me of all the extraordinary smells we’re greeted with every day. You walk past a restaurant, there is that smell of awesome desserts which seems to beckon me to go in and have that wonderful slice of carrot cake, which makes my mouth water. Then I think of the calories each slice is loaded with I take two steps back, knowing well to consume so many calories is disastrous for my health and body, not to mention the clothes that won’t fit me.
So I keep myself away from that temptation and tell myself, “It’s not that tasty after all, the voice inside me murmurs, ‘Sour Grapes Hmm”!
If you were forced to give up one sense ,but gain super sensitivity in another, which sense would you choose.
The five senses are: Hear; See; Smell; Taste; Touch.
Let me analyze these senses and see which one can I sacrifice to gain super sensitivity in another.
I’ll start with “Hear”, this sense enlivens me, if I lose it I won’t enjoy all the amazing sounds that gives me joy and comfort, would I or can I forego this sense for some other super sense I’m afraid I cannot. It is too important.
Next is, “See” sense of sight,without it I’ll miss the color of the sky, an exquisite art work of famous artists; read my books piled up before me; watch the growth of my cute kittens; there are so many other things I’d miss, is it worth giving up this sense to gain super sensitivity in another, oh no never!
Smell is a necessity for me without it I won’t know if what I’m cooking is burning. I’d miss the fragrance of flowers; I won’t be able to get early warning if there is a fire in my house; the foul smell that the skunk gives off when threatened.
Taste is very important sense to have, if we lose it we won’t be able to distinguish between good and bad taste, I cannot give this one either.
Touch is an important sense in our lives, it helps us differentiate between soft and rough fabric; makes us aware of things that are too hot; show love and affection; how warm is our bath water to avoid burning our body.
These are the main reasons I am unable to decide which one of the senses I can give up,each one is different.
There are many things actually the best since sliced bread. If we take into account the ones that are best for health.
I’d like to mention health benefits, since much is written about what tastes good and what is good for health. To me bagels can easily replace sliced bread as far as taste goes. Neither is healthy,because both affects blood sugar. If we want to be healthy,we’d have to strike both of them off the list.
What can we eat which is tasty and does not raise our blood sugar. According to research oatmeal is a good substitute, I’m not sure if it satisfies our palate. I eat porridge daily,I’m used to it, I’ve stopped thinking about taste. I sure am glad it does not raise my blood sugar.
Therefore what do I think is actually best since sliced bread? Keeping in mind especially about my health, which is more important,I think I’d go for bread,bagel or anything that is made with oatmeal.
Human ear icon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Hmm,good question , if I were forced to give up one sense,but gain super sensitivity in another,which senses would I choose. It is truly difficult to answer.
Let me see I need my eyesight,without it would be a dull world.I’d have to give up looking at the wonders of nature,the novels of awesome writers, will be deprived of enjoying my children growing up. I’d have a hard time choosing my food.And the list goes on.It’s settled I cannot sacrifice my eyesight.
Next in line is sense of hearing. Now a days everything is so loud,it makes me feel one of these days,I’d lose this sense. Wait a minute can I give it up totally? I think not.I’d miss hearing Celine Dionnes songs,then there is my all time favourite poet Tagore’s songs,Poet Iqbal’s beautiful poetry,Songs of Rafi,Talat Mehmood,Frank Sinatra, and oh so many others. I can’t give up this sense either.
Sense of smell is very important,it warns us of impending danger. It keeps us away from foods that are not healthy.
Touch and taste have their importance, we couldn’t enjoy food if it’s not tasty. We need to touch different things to differentiate between good and bad.
I conclude here by saying I cannot sacrifice any of these senses!
Short poems by Rabindranath Tagore
Honeybee (Photo credit: quisnovus)
‘The Wasp and the Honeybee’
For this tiny honeycomb,
you are boasting so much!
My dear brother, come hither,
show me a better one before I leave.
Announced the mango tree to the creeping tree,one day,
We were all equal in this green forest;
man has brought with him his own taste__
now the distinction has begun, equality comes to an end.
‘Necessity of Relationship’
Money (Photo credit: 401(K) 2012)
Beggar’s bundle remarked hey money bag,
how can you forget we are related?
Money bag uttered, you would have done the same
if the money was in your bundle and not in mine.