A beautiful perceptual anomaly

Have you ever heard of synesthesia? The phenomenon that explains the perceptual anomalies. The most basic and common one is the sensation of colors when you think, read or write numbers.

Some examples from me:

0 is white, 1 is black, 2 is yellow, 3 is green, 4 is blue, 5 is red, 6 is dark green, 7 is skin color, 8 is light yellow, 9 is brown, 10 is black and white.

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Sometimes, this happens with letters. For me, each letter in the name of a person has color.

Some examples from me:

Princess Leia from Star Wars…

Princess -> Light pink, yellow, green mixing with blue — but blue exists more, a fading skin color.

Leia -> Light yellow, light blue, yellow with high saturation, red.

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Sometimes, this happens with music. For me, I feel like I have the sense of touch for each instrument that plays.

For example Photograph from Oi Va Voi. When the singer makes a French intro in the song, I get the sense of the touch of a black serrated object. When the fading guitar chords play, I get tickled by the touch of a hard but small hand on the left side of my skull. When the violin starts playing, I feel like an old and hardened fur is passing by my ears. The song that I listen to becomes a physical experience rather than just being an audial experience.

And sometimes, this happens with food. Especially natural, uncooked food such as fresh nuts and freshly ground coffee. When I eat the fresh nuts, I feel like I am breathing in a fresh cool forest. When I drink a coffee made from freshly ground coffee beans, I feel like I am sweating in the Amazon forests.

When I recognized this, the paintings, the songs, and the analogies that I read in the poems and books started making more sense to me.

The things that I discover in myself never end. On the contrary, they get more as I open myself to myself.

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