Imagine for a moment that you have no senses. You don’t see, you don’t feel, there’s no sound, you don’t taste or smell.
What are you doing?
Do you even exist?
Everything begins with our senses.
Every decision we make, everything we do, think, say, depends on something we have felt, heard, seen, touched or tasted.
Our senses are the body’s door to the outside world. It is through them that we interact with everything around us, other people, other beings, everything.
We forget it. Do we really need to look at a screen or an app to know if it’s cold or warm outside?
We have become slaves to technology, slaves to numbers. Everything has to be measured and we have to see a number to believe it.
Don’t get me wrong: I’m not saying the numbers are unnecessary. They help us a lot.
What I am saying is that we are sensory animals. We have an incredibly sophisticated body that has developed an incredibly good system for dealing with the world we live in: the senses.
To feel a scent, a texture, to listen, see, taste: that is to be human