Photo by Anne Fraley
Photo by Anne Fraley

My husband had cataract and corrective surgery this week, and he is giddy with excitement as he experiences restored vision. Listening to his enthusiastic proclamations related to his sight made me think about our senses, and what excites us about the experiences we enjoy through them, inspiring today’s Friday Five.

Please share with us:

  1. A sight or view that brings you continual pleasure
  2. A sound that brings you joy
  3. A taste that you savor
  4. A smell that brings you comfort
  5. A tactile experience that surprised you

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22 thoughts on “Friday Five: I can see clearly now!

  1. 1. The ocean, any ocean
    2. My husband’s Boston accent, like the time I got into a major accident and when he found me in the ER, which was hopping that day, and I heard him before seeing him, rare, because he’s 6′ 4″. Anyway, he saw me and joked, “Most girls just call and cancel a date if they don’t want to go out with me….” and he sounded pure Southie.
    3. Pesto – each flavor is clearly distinct, basil, olive oil, garlic, Parmesan, and it reminds me of my sister-in-law, Denise, who taught me how to make it.
    4. Pancakes frying – associated with my Auntie Helene, who raised me until I was 5 years old.
    5. How smooth and almost soft a manta ray’s skin feels.
    you can find me at southernfriedcalifornian


    1. So sorry to hear about the accident that landed you in the ER, and yet grateful that it provided a story to share here with us. Accents (and voices, for that matter) can, indeed, delight the ear. Love all your answers. Thanks for playing.

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  2. I can relate to your husband… my optometrist told me last week that I have the beginnings of cataracts… nothing to do about them yet… but wondering how bad they have to get before anything is done about them.


    1. In spite of what we’re going through with my husband’s eye issues, I confess that I really know nothing about cataracts and their treatment. I hope your experience with them is minimally problematic. Good luck!


  3. 1. sight ~the lake or ocean by day and the star-filled heaven at night
    2. sound ~the remembered sound of my husband’s voice
    3. taste ~licorice ~ any kind, anytime
    4. smell ~anytime i’m baking one of my Mom’s recipes
    5.touch ~holding a grandchild ~ it’s a joy-filled surprise every time; complete contentment

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    1. Wonderful responses. I am touched, especially, by the inclusion of your husband’s voice. Blessings to you, and thanks for playing.


  4. sight: Mt. Rainier from Paradise Valley in peak wildflower season
    sound: rain on the roof
    taste: a perfectly ripe, sun-warmed strawberry straight from the patch
    smell: lilacs, lily-of-the-valley, fresh basil
    touch: my Maine coon cat’s fur


  5. Friday Play Devotions:
    1. A sight= my children sleeping and when they giggle.
    2. A sound= The “Cheerleader” by OMI. I like the lyrics, dancibility, and horns in the song
    3. A taste= mmmm….maybe the inside of an oreo cookie. Or maybe just a good dinner after a long day. Or maybe a really fresh salad.
    4. A smell= I’ve been wearing my husband’s cologne. And any kind of fresh smelling lotion.
    5. A touch= when one of my sons reaches for my hand. The softness of a prayer shawl that I often wrap myself within


    1. These are sweet, Dee. I remember an occasion when my goddaughter and her sister spent the night with me when they were young, and the sound of their breathing as they slept was an unexpected wash of delight to me. Thank you for playing!


  6. Sight: A forest full of trees and plants with a path leading to somewhere.
    Sound: Silence
    Taste: Any with chocolate and a cake like texture
    Smell: Coffee brewing and bacon cooking. So many memories.
    Touch: The texture of my husbands bald head. It seems so thin and delicate and yet under that top layer are layers of thick skin that have protected that crazy hairless head for so long.


    1. Ah, the beckoning path, what a great thought! And, well, yeah, to coffee and bacon and the deliciousness of chocolate! Fun texture choice, and wonderful play. Thanks for taking part!


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