Synesthesia, or a mixing of the senses, is considered a neutral and sometimes positive condition that can even allow for greater creativity, memory and other capabilities.
Synesthesia is defined as “a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway (for example, hearing) leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway (such as vision).” Psychology Today notes, “simply put, when one sense is activated, another unrelated sense is activated at the same time. This may, for instance, take the form of hearing music and simultaneously sensing the sound as swirls or patterns of color.”
Many people are feeling today.
It’s unusual, feeling, for many people.
For some, it may be a simple knowing — an “I feel angry,” or “I feel sad” — a brief noting and a return to the day’s tasks with a lingering itching feeling. Perhaps, for you, it comes as some vague mix of memory and emotion are translated into words which you offer to others, or leave alone to loop unending in your mind.
Perhaps your tears speak for themselves as they water your shirt as if it contained seeds of a new life. Maybe, you have even ceased…
writer. be-er. looker for small truths. i live with ocd and write about it sometimes too.