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SynesthesiaI refuse to believe other people don't have this--don't feel this.
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Maybe they aren't aware of it, don't consciously think about it; but it has to be there. How else could you walk into a room and think,
"This room makes me feel blank."
How else could you have warm and cold colors, how else could smells be tied so tightly to memories that the scent of sunscreen takes you to the beach regardless of the season,
and don't tell me you don't feel it.
You have to.
We live and we breathe and we solve math problems and we create art and we solve mysteries and all the while our minds are making connections, ones we may not be aware of, ones we may not understand.
We are in turmoil, our bodies, our minds, beyond a speed you can track, beyond any formula we could comprehend, all in order to live and breathe in the crisp smell of autumn leaves, and this we understand. We don't know where the air filling our lungs melds into the feeling we get in our hearts, we don't know why we do,