I was listening to this from Ray Charles yesterday. He mentions how he is grateful for his sense of touch. I am too.
When I was younger, under certain conditions, my sense of touch and my experience of colours intermingled (synesthesia). While I am highly sensitized to colour, I would say that touch is the sense that I am the most keenly aware of.
As an artist, using my hands -touch- in making visual art is an inexorable part of my creative process; it is what makes it a visceral experience.
Flora Bowley (who I only know through her videos) so aptly captures the spirit of this in her art making process. Go… check her out.