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Five-Senses Friday

2011 March 25
by Sarah

This week I have been struck with the juxtaposition of the new life of spring popping up everywhere and the death of a dear one. (Edit: Make that two dear saints now… but both are cancer-free, pain-free, and with their Savior.)

I have been…

seeing: yellow daffodil heads swaying in the wind; pink and white magnolia buds ready to burst open; more pink and white in the curled, feminine form of hyacinth petals; sandals in place of fur-lined boots and back again

hearing: birds chirping and singing; the sweet notes of my wind chime; the electronic song of the ice cream truck’s return; sad news and sweet, comforting words of scripture

feeling: lovely breezes through open windows; renewed energy; grief and joy all wrapped up in a tangled ball of emotion

tasting: burgers off the grill; homemade bread; saltiness of my tears

smelling: the dampness in the wind just before a pop-up thunderstorm; heavenly fragrance of hyacinths


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  1. March 26, 2011

    Expressed so thoughtfully and appealing to my senses. Thank you for this post.

  2. March 26, 2011

    Expressed so thoughtfully and appealing to my senses. Thank you for this post.

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