It's Nearly Impossible to Describe to People
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I have lexical synesthesia, so letters, numbers, and days of the week have specific and distinct colors. I also have sound-to-sight synesthesia, meaning that I can "see" sounds. Those quotes are there because I'm what's known as an associator, rather than a projector, which means that I may not necessarily see those colors unless I close my eyes and focus really hard, I just know what color they are, as surely as you know that green means go. Projectors, on the other hand, may actually see those colors like they're living in an eternal Pink Floyd laser show, which probably isn't nearly as cool as it sounds, especially in traffic.
"New car, cavia- oh, shit. No more new car."
That sounds simple enough to me, and it might even seem simple to you on paper, but in practice, describing what I see is harder than it sounds. Try to explain the color red to someone who was born blind and you'll see why -- it's incredibly difficult to wrap your head around the concept of a sense you don't have. My associator status doesn't help, because anyone who's been to college knows about tasting purple, but it's a bit harder to explain why the letter A is red even if it's black. But I'm gonna try. It involves Gilbert Gottfried.
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A man of many talents, none of which are "softly rocking his children to sleep."