I still don’t know for sure if I have synesthesia but all the signs have always been there. From the time I was little people would ask if I had it – I didn’t know. Even when I’d research it I’d think, “Oh, but I don’t see numbers floating n front of me”.
Yet, hearing the taste of food playing a song and putting images in my mind is normal for me. I hate writing about it because it sounds dumb when I describe it to most people. I actively avoid getting “into” a song because it’s not some ear-worm i can’t get out of my head: the colors of the world and the experience of experiencing experience dramatically changes just after one time allowing myself to get into a song and allow it to move me.
Low latent inhibition: I think they call it that but I have to research more on that to be sure.
and yeah, McKenna is absolutely right. I respond peacefully to people (which sometimes does require a little assertion) because you can’t wish for a world to change without being the example in your every movement. Not perfect – not really a “role model” per se, but you have to live it to change the world. People who try to attain peace by warring with people who war are just making more war. yet if I sit around complaining about it, that’s not helping. One has to live peace to make peace. This doesn’t mean being walked over by people: you do them a favor by encouraging their better sides to come out…. make a friend out of your enemy. Keep your friend from being vengeful to others. It’s a lot of work… but anyway, I’m rambling tongue emoticon