1. Sandstone.  Especially when it’s been weathered smooth.
  2. Clay.  Wet and on a potter’s wheel.
  3. Ordinary wool yarn, be it slightly scratchy or sleek.
  4. Freshly cleaned woven cotton.
  5. A fresh strawberry on my tongue.
  6. The tips of the petals of a newly-budded flower.  Especially a rose.
  7. The heft and grain of carved wood.
  8. Polished slate.
  9. River rocks.
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