Today my son informed me that when he hears music he feels colors. Also that numbers have colors and some letters.
I went through several songs on my mp3 player and he named a color for each of them. Not always the colors you would think either– a very upbeat song was “dimmish colors, like dim gray and blue.” One song he described as blue green with spikes poking up from it. So apparently he also feels textures with the colors of songs. He even told me that sometimes a color will put a song into his head.
I think it’s really trippy. We looked it up. It’s called synesthesia.
I was hoping it would mean that my 8-year-old is a genius, but apparently it doesn’t. Thankfully it also doesn’t mean he’s completely insane.
I really want to play a whole bunch of songs and see what color they all are to him.
But instead I’m blogging about it while the kids play outside. Because little boys should enjoy beautiful fall days, even if they do think the number 8 is a very bright red, and 7 is green.
Motherhood is WAY weirder than I ever expected.
Do YOU have experience with synesthesia? Do you know anyone who has it?