I can see, I can hear, I can feel, I can smell and I can taste; Thank God I have five senses. I can see this  beautiful world. I can hear melodies and the most wanted sounds that are special, I can feel things and pain, I can tell you about flowers, perfumes and food just by smell. I have taste buds and can eat food which is tasty.

Imagine if you haven’t any one of the five senses; life will be totally different. But having all the senses and not using them  in a properly is much worse than missing one of these. I see many blind people crossing  busy roads alone with confidence. I see many deaf persons trying to sense even minor sounds. I notice people who cannot feel pain but they understand pain more than a normal Folks. I notice many people who cannot smell but they choose the best perfume, people who don’t have taste buds but they seldom make the mistake of  eating or drinking anything bad in taste. The purpose of five senses is not just to see, hear, touch, smell and taste. A blind person can see, a deaf person can hear, an anomic person can smell, a person insensitive to pain can feel pain. An ageusiatic can taste food. We see, hear, smell, feel and taste by belief. When you have a strong belief in yourself you are not blind, deaf, anosmic and ageusiatic.

“You must learn to heed your senses. Humans use but a tiny percentage of theirs. They barely look, they rarely listen, they never smell, and they think that they can only experience feelings through their skin. But they talk, oh, do they talk.”

I can see the smile of a person with an award but I don’t want to see the endless efforts behind that smile. I can hear a story and relate it to my life but I don’t want to hear the writer’s situation. I can feel pain when I get hurt but I don’t want to understand the feelings of others when they got hurt by me. I can smell and things with fragrance are the prettiest but sometimes things with out fragrance are more lasting. Sometimes the most  tasty things are dangerous. This is how I want to see, hear, smell, feel and taste things. The five senses complete me but it is up to me how they make me perfect.

“All we have to believe is our senses: the tools we perceive the world, our sight our touch, our memory. If they lie to us, then nothing can be trusted.”


By: Aisha Mushtaq