Inspired by @lucy
- •I read lucy's list and immediately went to google
- •I have two types of Synesthesia and I learned of one last year from @plaidflannel
- •The first one is Mirror Touch SynesthesiaI can feel things when they happen to others. I can't watch people get hurt (like in a football game on TV) because I am going to share their pain quite literally. I will find myself grabbing my knee if an athlete on TV scrapes their knee and such. It makes me very empathetic, and always makes me very cautious of what I watch. (This is why I can't watch horror films. It physically hurts)
- •But there is something else weird about my brain and I was determined to put a name to how I remember details of events based solely on numbers.Like I remember the day movies came out from years ago. I remember the year everything happened. I remember Bring it On came out in 2000 and Save the Last Dance came out almost a year to the day later.
- •So, here is how I see the calendar in my brainI am not sure if this is how everyone else sees it. But my cousin and her mom were born on the 29th of February and the 29th of November and when I told her that's like mirrored birthdays, they didn't understand what I meant. My other cousin and her dad are born on June 3rd and July 3rd and I again said "matching!" and they didn't get it.
- •I see other numbers laid out in maps and it's really easy to add and subtract when you picture things moving forward or backward on a mind grid.The 12 months are the easiest for me to draw.
- •Here is how I see decadesThey get further away. I'm sure you love these drawings!
- •There is a name for people like me!
- •Number Form Synesthesia
- •They used to think this was a mental illness. But it's clear to me this was why I was such a fan of math. It's not an illness. It's a damn gift.
- •It says people with this form usually remember birthdays and any dates easier and with more detail than others can easily recall.
- •I like it. I have a sixth and seventh sense.