In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Super Sensitive.”

If you were forced to give up one sense, but gain super-sensitivity in another, which senses would you choose?


Having no choice but to lose one of my five senses to lose as a choice, I chose my sense of smell.

I know my remaining four senses will increase its sensitivity. So I will continue to enjoy the soft touch of a rose petal, the taste of seafood, the sights of a sunrise and sunsets, and to hear the sounds of the ocean.

The Daily Post Prompt

By Expedition Nomadic Adventurer

As a retiree travel blogger touring the US, voicing my wisdom, opinion, and thoughts about the retirement lifestyle and life in general. I'm an aspiring pre-published indie author of baby boomer romance and adventures with a whimsical comedic side. I photograph wildlife and landscapes, mountain, biking, kayaking, hiking, and backpacking. I travel the back roads and highways of America, Canada, and Mexico, documenting my adventures via print and photography.

3 thoughts on ““Super Sensitive””
  1. I gave up full use of my legs years ago. I was a dancer. Could I trade my sense of smell for my legs? On second thought, I was thinking only of the nasty big-city odors. I would miss the scent of roses and coffee. This is said in jest, of course.

  2. Hello, Aspiring Writer! Feels great to meet another one! I am also aspiring….or at least, putting more focus into it than I had over the years. 🙂 Thank you for visiting my post. I am enjoying what I see on yours and look forward to more! As for letting go of one of the five senses….that indeed is tough. With smell, as bowmanauthor pointed out, I would miss the scent of flowers, of the earth after rain showers, of crawling into just cleaned bed sheets, of the aroma of delicious foods, and of when I hug my loved ones (their familiar skin and hair scent up so close). And even though the sense of taste can still help in the tasting of one’s food, the sense of smell plays a bigger role in that then we tend to realize. Taste AND smell combine for a savouring of eating experience. My mother got an infection in her nose via a cold several years back, and it was severe enough to render her sense of smell eliminated. Although she can TASTE most of the food she eats…..she has noticed not to the depth as she could before. And she certainly misses smelling everything in food preparation and eating….along with the flowers she used to sniff, etc. Yours is a tough question indeed… so much of our life experiences that we savour are tactile and sensual. I am hard-pressed to pick one. 🙂

    1. Hello, and thanks for your response, Dreamymichaela.

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