When I was a little girl, I did not understand that not everyone saw colours the way I did – that some things were a particular colour, but other things just had a colour. I’ve since learned it’s really not that uncommon – synesthesia – a sort of crossing of the senses. Some people can taste music (even if they have terrible taste in music) or hear textures, which seems pretty fascinating. But I’ve got the most ordinary kind, where things you don’t expect have colours and sometimes shapes and textures other than what you’d expect.
It’s kind of fun to get them to come out in a visual form anyone can see – which is where this ‘came from.’
She’s the lady with the ‘octopus fingers’ the little girl was so enraptured with a couple of days ago.