This weekend, my children’s book is free on Amazon. The Girl Who Saw Words is unique in that it describes what life is like with Synesthesia. So…what the hell is Synesthesia?
Some believe that Synesthesia is basically just “crossed-wiring” in the brain. It is basically when two or more senses are intertwined. There are many people that taste colors or see words when people talk. There are many, many different types of Synesthesia.
The type that I have is called Ticker Tape Synesthesia. Every single word I hear or say is seen in the air or in my mind’s eye..It is just hard to explain. I didn’t even know my thinking was any different than others until I was almost 30 years old. I casually mentioned to a friend of mine how I don’t like to be in loud places because everyone’s words jumble together. They looked at me a tad strange. This is when I learned that everyone I know DOESN’T see words or letters or shapes or anything. I was the ONLY one.
I still question this…because, to be quite honest, I have no idea how you would understand what you hear if you cannot also read it? The two go together for me. Always. I cannot comprehend how I would function without the two always being combined.
So the bad aspect is that I cannot understand your words if there is a lot of background noise, but I can remember conversations quite well. Extremely well.
Once I realized I was a Synesthete, I kept it mostly to myself. Some people don’t believe that others think differently, some have a hard time believing and then look at me strangely..so I kept it to myself.
Then I had my son.
I quickly realized that he might be dyslexic, like my mother, or a synesthete, like myself, AND THAT IS OK. It is more than ok. ❤
Thus, The Girl Who Saw Words, was born.
I am no longer afraid of being looked at strangely; I am proud of how I think and process information. I want my son to be proud of it as well. I want him to be proud of the person he is, so I must show him by example. No one thinks the same and that is a good thing.
The world would be a boring place if we did.
So enjoy the free book. Please let me know what you think and leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads. Reviews are an Indie Author’s lifeline, plus I truly love hearing what people think when they read my books. 🙂
And enjoy our colorful world; embrace the thoughts of others that differ from you. In a world where we will soon have to choose between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump, let’s not judge our friends on who they will vote for…let’s just appreciate that we all are different and we will all be ok. Just be you and be proud of that. ❤