“Come out here where the roses have opened. Let the soul and the world meet.” — Rumi eye candy and scent environmental buffer senses pull in peace * * * Roses, Roses ~ Elizabeth Park Rose Garden, West Hartford, Conn. • Photo by Ellen Franks • Haiku* by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a … More Eye Candy
“There’s something about autumn that wakes up our senses and reminds us to live…”— Author Unknown * * * Autumn Brilliance— Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2017
It’s tempting to call it our sixth sense. But call it what you will—a sense, an emotion, a mindset—one way or another, wonder opens the door to the delights of imagination, of curiosity, creativity, intellectual discovery. Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson, a “paper paintings” collage artist whose interview is in my book, Life Is Full of … More Wonder, in its own breathless, fantastical way, is far from ordinary when it comes to the senses.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It is also in the feeling of softness, the inhaling of scent, the timbre of its presence. The gardens of the Ngorongoro Farm House in Karatu, Tanzania, which I visited while on safari in 2010, simply called out to be photographed, smelled, touched. They etched their presence … More Beauty Is a Sensual Thing