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The scent of a man

The writer Helen Keller was blind and deaf but her sense of smell was highly developed. Here she describes the scent of men: “Masculine exhalations are, as a rule, stronger, more vivid, more widely differentiated than those of women. In the odour of young men there is something elemental, as of fire, storm and salt sea. It pulsates with buoyancy and desire. It suggests all the things strong and beautiful and joyous and gives me a sense of physical happiness.”

Coming to our senses

It is not so hard, not thinking.

We have five senses. So we employ one of them—sight, let us say.

We observe our surroundings without comment or judgement. We do not interpret or assess what we see.