love Summer 2015

August 17, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
I love summer.  So sensory and sensuous.  Nature is stimulating our senses from the outside in. Everything feels so good to the,
touch..
soft air, bare feet, silky fabric swaying against sun kissed skin, salty ocean hair
imprinting into a hammock, whole body sinking into water and sand and water.. grass
quieting the mind
listening to sultry symphonies... 
cicadas, crickets, katydids
 waves crashing, thunder rumbling, fireworks, basketballs bouncing, skateboard wheels rolling down a hill,  children laughing, birds singing the sun is rising and setting,
illuminating so ruby red..
white and electric blue delphiniums,
branches dancing in stormy winds, fireflies, lightning
nature's palette and patterns of growth, 
pearly gardenias sweet intoxication.. 
 honeysuckle, cotton candy, fresh cut grass, rain cooling pavement, charcoal bbq,
coconut sunscreen, roasted marshmallow, peppermint refreshing.. 
watermelon, cherry tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, cherries and peaches..
barbeque, basil, lobster, buttery corn on the cob,
corn on the cob stuck in my teeth..
..which sense senses that?
which sense feels "butterflies"? 
which sense feels from the inside out?
And why don't most of us know a word to describe this?!
 
interoception and the somatic sense
 
somatic sense - the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses andproprioception and the internal organs
 
interoception - sensitivity to stimuli originating inside of the body
 

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