I used to get jealous of all of my friends and their amazing, creative talents that dazzle the senses. I have one friend who has a beautiful voice and can sing just about any song you can name. She is also one of the best hair stylists that I know. I always go to her when I need a new hair style and she always makes me look absolutely beautiful with a new edgy style. I have another friend who is an artist; enough said there. Anyone who cannot draw or paint always wishes that they could create beautiful images on paper. Then there is my friend who is a chef, he can create the most delicious dish that I have ever tasted without even using a recipe. Then arrange it so perfectly on a plate that you don’t even want to taste it because it’s too pretty to mess up. My mom is incredible at scrapbooking and craft making. Her craft corner has extended to a craft basement and she uses all of it. What she can make is better than what you can find in a store.
Sight, smell, touch, taste, and sound. All of these talents can take the senses on fun and creative journeys. I said to myself “I wish I had a talent that could take the senses on a journey like all of these other ones. I cannot sing, or cut hair, or paint, draw, cook, scrapbook, or create these crafts like other people I know. What can I do?” And then it hit me. What have I been doing my whole life but telling stories about sight, smell, touch, taste, and sound. I am a writer; that is my talent that can dazzle the senses. What is yours?