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Synesthetic Envy

I have always wondered what it would be like have Synesthesia.  I even love the sound of the word as it rolls off my tongue.  “Synesthesia is perceiving sensory data of one sense with another, eg, seeing sounds, hearing colours or colours can be perceived to have taste or smell.” Blending of the senses or blending sensory experiences is something that I have experienced most of my life that I am aware of anyway but I am certain that I do not have this unique aptitude.  I have met only a couple of people who actually have this extraordinary gift.  Envy is not considered the most attractive connotation for yearn but it seems to fit my obsession with this neurological phenomenon.  I consider myself a hyper sensitive creature and thus my creative impulses are felt deeply.  My experiences are saturated in colour and emotion.  Transmission and perception is exaggerated many times which makes for curious interaction and understanding.

I fantasize about what it would be like to actually see my name in colour or to smell the number 7 or taste my favorite piece of music.  I love the feeling and look of certain words like *language or fluid or intuitive.*  Or how about *organic or raw, composition or compassion.* I don’t know.  Maybe its just me.  Words hold all sorts of literal and figurative meanings for each person.  They induce mood swings and even certain colours,  their names I swear I can taste them and I bet it has something to do with the very nature of my experiences with the particular colour that it reminds me of the taste of a particularly luscious fruit for example.  The photo I posted the other day in which I titled it Persimmon, Curry, Lime.  I felt that I could drink a tangy summer cocktail of that trio.  My sensory experience was quite real…enough to make my mouth water.  And so another story about colour and how it moves me, how it arouses my senses and leads me circulatively.

I imagine this topic will be revisted from time to time as one who admits openly to desire, must return again and again in order to satiate.

I welcome feedback of any kind should anyone wish to share their own Synesthetic or sensory blending experience.  Colour Stories are welcome too.  Thank you for visiting my blog.

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