Today’s Daily Prompt is The Power of Touch. Textures are everywhere: The rough edges of a stone wall. The smooth innocence of a baby’s cheek. The sense of touch brings back memories for us. What texture is particularly evocative to you?
Oooohhhhh I have a few of these, some are evocative in a good way and some in a bad way. I’ll talk about both.
Textures I enjoy: fur, fleece/fuzzy blankets and/or inside of sweatshirts, cashmere, silk, satin, basically smooth and fuzzy stuff. I also like to squish the green blocks the florists use, especially when they have water in them.
Textures I hate: dried clay, clay pots/bisque. All of my plants are in plastic or painted pots. I also can’t stand chalk, chalkboard, bricks, old dirty maps/plans I have at work and old rusty paperclips. Once a month I have Plan Commission meetings and sometimes we have developers come in and we need to see samples of the building exterior and they pass around brigs and stone. I can’t even touch it. I have to either tell the person next to me to grab it or grab it with my shirt or jacket sleeve and then I get weird looks from everyone in the room. Also, I don’t like those weird squishy/jelly toys kids play with, like the ones that stick to the wall and leave grease spots where it hit. What else….oh! Stoneware you cook with. EERGGHHH. I don’t even like the sound it makes when you touch it. My teeth are rattling just thinking about these things.
What about you? Are there things you like to or don’t like to touch?