I’ve just drunk a cup of coffee, at the very end of which, because it tasted soooooo good, I had some coffee grains in my mouth – they were very soft and gentle. It reminded me of a long weekend I had in Cyprus in January and drinking the very sweet coffee there but without the sugar.
I got to wondering if we employ different senses at different times of the year dependant on temperature and who we are with. The female in the picture can feel the water and the air on her bare skin – this isn’t possible to really enjoy in the cold in winter. We have to find otherways to satisfy our sensuality.
Today my tongue and gustatory sense have been so alive and kicking – I treated myself to scallops for dinner. Scallops take the biscuit for me in terms of sensual. I’ve also had the most melt in my mouth dark chocolate, smooth and melting, oozing with depth and richness.
I’m half watching Strictly Come Dancing, gazing in awe at the grace and wishing I had the ability to be so controlled and yet vulnerable. Instead I’m in jeans, sweatshirts and boots!
To get back to temperature and being alone, I’ve found ways to satisfy my kinesthetic sense. It’s not hugely warm and with no central heating, I’ve found pleasure in thermal tops – soft, silky and a treat to my skin. In the summer, I would take time to apply moisturiser, but in an unheated, tiled bathroom that’s purgatory!
It’s not often that I think about my senses and I wonder how often others shut off simple yet powerful markers – such a shame as the elegance and feedback can make us feel so good –
We don’t have to take our clothes off or be with someone to feel sensual.