Sight, Sound, Smell & Sensation

Write down the first sight, sound, smell, and sensation you experienced on waking up today. Pick the one you’re most drawn to, and write. (For a bigger challenge, pick the one you’re least drawn to.)

I woke up at 7;15am, tired from battling the cough, cold, sore throat and chest congestion since late Saturday night. I couldn’t bring myself to get up from bed and so wrapped the sheets around me tightly and lay there thinking lazily about stuff. By a quarter to 8, I did get up to the sound of something hard hitting on metal. It wasn’t too loud just enough for me to hear it but it was a familiar sound. It took me a few minutes to realize what it was, as I rubbed the remaining sleep from my eyes and put my glasses on. Knowing what it was meant no hurry, so I plugged in my laptop and switched it on and then opened my bedroom door to come out to the living room. The sound? Is nothing but the noise that the crow’s talon’s make when it hits the metal railing of my balcony.

As I must have stated a few weeks back, we’ve been getting 2 regular crow visitors and 3 or 4 pigeons on the balcony on a daily basis. This is because my mum started putting out some rice in a small plastic bowl set out on the balcony for the pigeons and soon these two crows also joined in. During breakfast, if we are having dosas for breakfast, the crows keep cawing loudly until one of us gives them a piece or two of crispy dosa. If you give one crow bread or something else he will start ‘abusing’ you in crow language and then sulk of and fly away and only return the next morning.

So that was the sound. Having a bad cold means I can’t really smell anything. First sight is ofcourse the walls of my bedroom or the ceiling perhaps, first thing I see as soon as I wake up. The only sensation I felt was tiredness and some pain due to my illness.

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