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Five-Senses Friday

March 25, 2011

This week I have been struck with the juxtaposition of the new life of spring popping up everywhere and the death of a dear one. (Edit: Make that two dear saints now… but both are cancer-free, pain-free, and with their Savior.)

I have been…

seeing: yellow daffodil heads swaying in the wind; pink and white magnolia buds ready to burst open; more pink and white in the curled, feminine form of hyacinth petals; sandals in place of fur-lined boots and back again

hearing: birds chirping and singing; the sweet notes of my wind chime; the electronic song of the ice cream truck’s return; sad news and sweet, comforting words of scripture

feeling: lovely breezes through open windows; renewed energy; grief and joy all wrapped up in a tangled ball of emotion

tasting: burgers off the grill; homemade bread; saltiness of my tears

smelling: the dampness in the wind just before a pop-up thunderstorm; heavenly fragrance of hyacinths

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  1. March 26, 2011 8:58 pm

    Expressed so thoughtfully and appealing to my senses. Thank you for this post.

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