Sight: outdoors at 5 am on a misty morning
"Give me isolation just for now
I feel a hard rain coming down
I promise that I will be back soon
But for now I'll return to my cocoon"
— "Cocoon," Defiance, Assemblage 23
"Let me be your armorSmell: Aqua Velva - father's after shave; waffle cone and curry; buttery oatmeal cookie
Let me be your shield
Let me take away the pain you feel (your armor)
Let me be the light
That guides your way through darkest night
Let me be your armor."
— "Let Me Be Your Armor," Addendum, Assemblage 23
Touch: watering the plants
Extra: sad, poignant, irritable, despondent, nervous, fearful, anxious, depressed, give me isolation; good health, good fortune, intellectual stimulation, physical challenge, conflict and disparity; a Gordian knot:
"Turn him to any cause of policy,Grateful for: the book that led to the EPA, the book that led to the Endangered Species Act — Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, 1962
The Gordian Knot of it he will unloose,
Familiar as his garter"
— Shakespeare, Henry V, Act 1 Scene 1. 45–47