For someone who loves everything sensory and loves the richness of things - the comlex layers of a song, the lights and colors in beautiful cinematography, the different textures of cashmere and leather, the blend of sweet (chocolate) with salty (pretzels) - synesthesia must be wonderful. Is it a bothersome disorder to anyone who is... "afflicted?" My favorite parts of coloring books or poems or stories... the parts relating to food. piles of sweaters. senses. tangerine trees and marmalade skies. kaleidescope eyes. sawdust restaurants with oyster shells. burgers lined up on a grill like brown polka dots. Imagine hearing colors or tasting music. or smelling shapes. It must be wonderful. yellow cocktail parties. If only one could control the types of hallucinations they could experience on LSD. There's a magazine put out especially for synesthetes. I got all excited when I heard about it, thinking it would contain fun things for them. Like "look! Here's a blue square - dessert!" Sadly, it's filled with articles and journals and such. oh well. It's nice to dream. about everything.
references for those who love these kinds of descriptions as much as I:
- "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," The Beatles
- The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, TS Eliot
- The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
- The Elephant Vanishes, Murakami