Thursday, November 25, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
I am a synesthete.
Synesthesia (also spelled synæsthesia or synaesthesia, plural synesthesiae or synaesthesiae)—from the Ancient Greekσύν (syn), "together," and αἴσθησις (aisthēsis), "sensation"—is a neurologically-based condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.
I see numbers, letters, days of the week and month in colors. I also see people in color. Now I don't mean black and white as in skin color. I mean actual color. My mom is orange. My dad is black. My brother is yellow. My grandma is royal purple. My best friend Whitney is violet. My friend Sammie is light green. My friend Chase is brown. My grandpa is hunter green. I could go on about the different people in my life and their unique color. But there is one person in my life that seems to have multiple colors. My Nick. He isn't just one specific color. He has so many. When I see him or picture him in my head a whole slew of colors splash across my mind. I am not exactly sure what that means but if I were to guess.....I think he just might be my other half. He is the one that colors my life.
I attended my very first live concert last week! the flashing lights, musky air, and the skeleton dress that Kate wore was awesome! If you haven't heard of Kate Nash stop everything right now and listen to her tunes! Her songs are stories. They are something you can connect with in a very personal way. I can see myself in her songs. I like that. The electricity between her and the crowd was amazing. My boyfriend, who is an avid music listener came along with me. Just having him by my side with his arms wrapped around me made the night even more special.