I listened to a song today. I had only heard it once before and had liked it then, so I listened to it again when it happened to show up on YouTube.
Two seconds into the song a wave of goose bumps came crashing over me from the ends of my hair down to the tips of my toes. It’s the most incredible sensation, one you have to pay attention to.
Then I decided to make a list of sensations that one should always pay attention to. Our physical reactions to our environment or the way things or people make us feel are small miracles.
So, here goes. This is a very limited list, I admit.
Bare feet on a beach in summer.
Summer rain on naked shoulders.
That tingle in the pit of your stomach when you think of someone you like.
A blush that you can’t suppress and that crawls up your face and makes your ears burn.
Laughing so hard that you cry tears.
The way the air smells after it rained.
Falling asleep in warmth and comfort.
Cold crisp air in winter.
Ice cream melting in your mouth.
The wind messing up your hair (people with perms won’t like this one).
Floating in the sea, weightless.
The smell of freshly ground coffee (I loved it even when I didn’t drink coffee yet).
The adrenalin rush that you get when someone frightens you in good fun.
As I said, it’s an incomplete list, but these are some of my favourites. Don’t tell me you don’t know what I’m talking about.