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If you could only keep one of your senses, which one would it be? 

1,503 deviants said Sight
568 deviants said Hearing
337 deviants said Touch
67 deviants said Taste
33 deviants said Smell

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NEH113 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Taste so that I can still enjoy that sweet sweet chocolate
SaruCharmed Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would have to say sight, but that would still really suck... ;^;
Bluepelt1 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As much as I love sounds and being able to hear every single little thing- along with playing piano and violin- I believe I'd choose sight. I am a bit of a particularly visual learner, and I really love drawing far too much, even though I'm better with music. I think if I was deaf at least I would be able to see what I'm doing, I'd be able to hit the right notes and still play.
NiraSix Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so difficult...
I had to eat tasteless food for a month, this one time, and at the end of it I was completely desperate for decent food. It's insane, I had no idea. If I were to lose it, I would never again taste the sweetness of my mom's cake, the cozy taste of grandma's soup, the strong flavour of a wild friend's cooking, the bitterness of a cold lemonade in the summer. I wouldn't taste the delicious and simple bread, still warm after we left the bakery, with some butter and a nice cup of milk. I would eventually forget the acidity of an apple, the basic strenght of a beef, the pleasure of an ice cream.
About smelling... There are nice things to it, but if I think of the times I had to cover my nose because of unpleasent scents >.< But, do I really don't need it? I love my mom's perfume, the smell of my grandma's house. I like to feel the air filled with the taste of christmas food. I love the smell of a new book, the pencil that fills a piece of paper, the strong smell of a pen. I like to recognize the smell of my dearest friends when I hold them, and I like how what I smell makes me fell at home.
As to hearing, I really like music. Really. It picks you up on a bad day, it calms you when you're stressed, it gives you energy when you're exhausted, and so on. A life of silence seems terrible. "People talking without speaking; people hearing without listening; people writing songs that voices never shared. And no one dared to disturb the sound of silence." That's bad. I like to hear the birds in the morning, the river running far away, the waves of the ocean, the wind blowing at my hears. I like to hear a whisper that's only meant for me, I like to hear my friends call my name, I like to hear them laugh and do want to be able to hear if they cry. I like the voices of the ones I love and I wouldn't want to live without it.
Sight is also really important for me, for I love reading, writing and drawing, and watching the beauty of what surrounds me, and for all those I need my eyes fully functioning. It's the one sense I always considered the most important in my daily life and for my mental stability. I don't want to forget how my family looks. I want to watch my friends play football and smile at me. I want to keep that stupid smile I always have when I look at the guy I love. I want to watch the world, because there's a whole lot that I don't want to stop seeing and much more that I haven't even seen yet.
Last, but not the least, touch. Even though one can totally live without it, I still think my mental well being would suffer from a lifetime of not feeling the hug of a friend, or the kiss of a lover; the fresh of the water through my tired feet after a hot day of summer; the warmth of the sun in a cold winter afternoon. I wouldn't be able to hold a pen or pencil, feel and turn the pages of a book. I wouldn't feel my long curly hair softly tickling my back when i take off my shirt. I wouldn't feel my own tears, I wouldn't feel anything. I wouldn't have a presence and I'd be a ghost for myself and, eventually, for everyone around me.
So, basically, no, thanks. I'll keep them all :)
ElvLuna Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Sight. Because I could still read Sheet music and imagine it.
And I could still watch movies with subtitles. XD And learning braille is to damn difficult for me. ^^;
VeroKitty724 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
as an artist, sight is essential! Well at least for the art I do
Jasa159357 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well I am close to deafness already, so I could live with out that.
Already close to blind too.
I don't have anyone to touch or hold. If I was in a relationship at the moment I'd say touch.
Smell has it's ups and downs and when it normally has it's ups I can't smell it because of the pollen.
Which leaves taste. I love my food.
So either taste or touch.
banni-rox Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i can't choose TToTT

i need taste i love food
smell u actually need for taste
sight i really need cause i have glasses
hearing i need cause i love music
touch cause i'm a softie :meow:

so i choose all of the above

she said thinking that was an answer
that-person-42 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The only reason I would keep my hearing is so that I could hear the sad and happy times in life. Its okay if I can't see. Words can paint a picture too. But that is just what I think.
Rubixa-Seraph Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would keep my hearing...

Because even if I cannot see her, even if I cannot touch and feel her beside me, and even if I cannot taste or smell the other finer things in life...

I would still be able to hear her when she needs me, and reply to her and comfort her with my words.
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