Archive | August 2014

Taste

I can reflect on taste as an analogy, but I’d rather focus on the actual sense, as it was intended.  I love to bake, and not just the run-of-the-mill, cookie-cutter desserts.  I mean, I can whip up a quick cake or pan of brownie bars, in order to provide the perfect topper to a family meal; however, I prefer to bake exquisite, unique, phenomenally delectable desserts.  I love to watch people going for seconds more than I enjoy eating the desserts, myself.  I take pride in pleasing one’s sense of taste and elevating it to a new level.

To eat is a necessity, but to taste is to allow one’s palate to be entertained.

 
Nita

 

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Sound

What is this sound that courses through my soul until it springs from my lips? It is foreign to me. I have been visited by your cousin, she is a friend of mine. You are a stranger to me. This is pure laughter; the kind that can only be unleashed by a true friend. Have I not been brought to laughter before? Why, of course I have. This is different, though. In the past, I have literally peed my pants because I have laughed so hard, yet this is still different. This is the difference between happiness and joy. It is the difference between settling with contentment and then experiencing earth-shattering, soul-awakening, dream-come-true smiles, gazes, and unforgettable conversation.

How do I use sound? My day begins with the sound of my voice, reading my daily Word, followed by songs of praise. This is how I have chosen to enhance this sense. By starting each day like this, I am in such a positive frame of mind that my aura exudes enlightenment and I am ready to take on whatever comes my way.

Nita

Senses

In the upcoming weeks, I will draft a series of posts on the senses. I will discuss each of the five senses – what they mean to me, how I strive to enhance each of them in my own life, as well as my observations of how others use them in their daily lives. I will also address what is known as the sixth sense – not ESP, but intuition – what it is and the benefits of being perceptive.

More to follow!

Nita

Poker Face

I’ve never been a poker player. Now don’t get me wrong, I have played electronic poker on a handheld device, I’ve even played online, but I have never sat at a table to play a live poker game. With that being said, I have not perfected the art of the “poker face”, nor do I have the desire to do so.

I am such an emotional person. I rarely make decisions solely based on my emotions, but my thoughts have a tendency to allow my emotional state (at any given moment) to saturate them with what I’m feeling, what my senses observe, what I would like to experience, what sparks my fancy…

Like I said, I’m a dreamer. I can close my eyes at any given moment and be taken back to my childhood, to fond memories that were few and far in between the ones I would like to forget. At this moment, I find myself recollecting current events of my daily life. I spent my childhood being instructed not to show emotion, because I was told to calm down, straighten up, pull it together. Today, I choose to live a life where I can do and say what I want, how I choose, with whomever I desire. As a Christian,  there are obviously boundaries that I have made a choice to live within. Beyond that, the sky is truly the limit. I have expressed my love of writing. When I experience emotional overload, I have to put the pen to the paper or in this case, I hit the WP app on my phone and get it out.

The poker face may be considered an art to some, but it’s lost on me.

Nita