In pondering further on TASTE, I have recognized that this word comes up in my vocabulary on a regular basis–and in more ways than describing an impression on the tongue. I use TASTE to express feelings, thoughts and reactions.
For example, a few days ago I had an unpleasant encounter with a customer service representative that I described as leaving a bad taste in my mouth.
In observing current politics, I have thought more than a few times lately that some politicians have presented themselves in very poor taste.
Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking with a wonderful woman, whose style and overall good taste was so pleasing to my senses that she has left a lasting impression.
Interestingly enough when I researched quotes and proverbs about TASTE, I discovered its recurrent use throughout history. From Sir Winston Churchill, to Victor Hugo, to Edward Fitzgerald; each has added depth in expressing their opinion of good and bad TASTE.
Proverbs include multiple references to TASTE. My current favorite is the following Chinese Proverb: “Sour, sweet, bitter, pungent, all must be tasted.” Quite the metaphor for life…
How do you draw on the sense of TASTE in your life?