Taste and Tasting More

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?

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