I was thinking about the things I really go for just now. Like, I could really go for a good sfogliatelle. In case you don't know what that is, don't feel bad: I didn't either until I wandered across this lobster-tail of a pastry on one of my Italian market outings. I was thinking about what I look forward to most of all when I travel, and food destinations near the top of my list. I like it exotic. I like new and strong flavors (i.e. salmon roe, raw squid, fried gizzards, wild game). I also like the best of the best simple ingredients you can only get at a certain location (i.e. New Jersey bread).
But let's not just think about food. Are musicians more sensual? Are you strongly driven by your senses? Are you drawn to art, bright colors, or other visual stimulation (grand mountain scenery, caves, seven wonders, etc.)? Do you like to put your hands on things (rock climb, dough kneading, weed pulling)? Are you particularly over-sensitive? Are you a light sleeper? Do sounds get to you? (I awoke from fitful sleep this morning when I heard my father-in-law mention my name downstairs, through the floor of my room.) Or are you touch sensitive? Are you ticklish? Do clothes make you itch?
I think I was born with super-senses. I wondered if anyone else has ever felt the same way.
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