Friday, June 06, 2008

triggered by a MEME

an answer to yesterday's meme

Unusual skill or talent: I have a very acute sense of color - some times I can almost feel a color

got me thinking

Ever since I was a little kid I've been aware that all of my senses are, well, more sensitive than other people's.

I used to think it was something I was imagining but over time I've come to see that it's just the way it is.

so here I go.... a ramble on my senses...

The smallest little speck of dirt in my bed will drive me insane, I've been called "the princess and the pea" by some. I won't be able to sleep until I find what ever it is. I hate hotels because the sheets are always "scratchy".
I'd rather hug than shake hands. Troublesome at a business meeting.

A friend always use to say that I have JPH, Jewish Peripheral Hearing, in restaurants I hear the conversations of people on the other side of the room. When I was small I'd hate being in crowded places because I'd get so distracted from all of the conversation going on around me. I still freak out a little in groups and at cocktail parties.

Ask Francis, I'll smell something and determinedly search for the source. Good or bad it doesn't matter. I'll smell it if it's there.

I already mentioned the color thing, it's more than that. I'll notice the slightest movement, or change in a room. I remember things through vision. ....Say a persons name, if I write it down and see it I usually will remember it. I am also very good at visualizing things in 3 dimensions. and have excellent depth perception.

I cook, and do it well. I love exploring new flavors, and can distinguish flavor combos in a food.

That's a little of the ramble. It's not that I have synesthesia, where a color is a letter, or a smell, it's more that all senses are heightened , I'm always getting all of the stimulus, everything's in a sharp focus.

Any way , that's what I've been thinking about. and I'm just trying to explain it, to myself.


Anonymous said...

It sounds to me as though you are "awake", and that's a good thing.
I am more affected by hearing; I always want to know what "that sound" is. I also seem to notice lights flickering more than other people do.

Tamar said...

Hi there! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and your kind words. It's uncanny, I have many of the same sensory responses you describe. I definitely could have written the "touch" paragraph! I am still laughing over JPH. So true. And yeah, I've got it too!

(I can hardly believe it, two Tamars commenting...)