This time, I want to talk about our senses, and how we experience the world. We tend to just write about what we see, and to neglect senses like touch, smell and hearing.
Now that you’re spending more time in surroundings that are very familiar to you, you have a good opportunity to use these other senses. Can you write a piece based simply on all the textures you’ve encountered in one ordinary day? Or all the sounds? Can you walk around your house or garden looking particularly for details you haven’t noticed before? Can you state out the window and see how the picture changes over time? What are the various smells and tastes of a normal day now, and what do they tell you?