I wish I wish I wish I was synesthetic. For those of you who haven’t heard me yak about it incessantly, it’s a condition where your senses get crossed. Like if you saw music or tasted emotions. There are a zillion ways to be syn, however. All equally fascinating. Look in my sidebar and archives for more info about it.
Here’s a weirdly fun video illustration of synesthesia by Terri Timely.
This is one of the comments afterward ….
“Did you see all three S’s at the beginning? Most likely all you saw was a screen of 5’s. I see fives as the colour blue and my S’s are a pale orange. I detected the S’s before they appeared highlighted in yellow. Some people taste words, and hear colour.”
I admit I had to go back and see what they were talking about. Clearly, my senses are boring!
If you are synesthetic, please email me at AmpersandPress (at) aol (dot) com. Put “Synesthesia” in the subject line. I want you in my posse. My work-in-progress deals with syn and I want to hear lots of syn stories.
If you’re not synesthetic, what do you think about this movie?
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I am not sure if i am synesthetic, i dont hear or taste or feel colors or anyhing, but i know S is smoot baby blue and goes with nine, for example, in my opinion. When i read ana rticle online about synesthesia, i read that a lady thout of seven as green and I thought: no way! Seven is a deep barely blueish purple and shiny metallic silver. But i only match numbers and letters and color so i dont know if i am really synesthetic. Maybe all people think a teeny bit synesthetically? Do you? I kind of need to figure this out.
Lauren E., Age 11
Hi Lauren … no, I’m not synesthetic, but I often wish I was! I think it sounds like an excellent way to view the world. And it sure sounds to me as if you have syn tendencies since your numbers and letters have specific colors to them. Why do you say, “I kind of need to figure this out”? Look on my sidebar and click on the link for Synesthesia Resource Center. You’ll find tons of info there. And have fun with your syn … it’s absolutely nothing to be ashamed of or worried about!