Fourisgreen or Fourisblue: Synesthesia

The Dyers have long held that numbers and letters, among other things, are colored. Literally I mean. For me, when someone says “number one” I think of a large blue or white (either) number one.
When in college, I learned that not everyone thinks of numbers and letters in colors, smells in shapes, and other things. I’ve come to learn the term is “Synesthesia“.
Recently, Lucas asked me what color my numbers were. It really brought tears to my eyes to know that he, too, inherited this extraordinary trait. I really consider it an aid to memory and perception, without which the world would seem blander. (His “four” is blue, while mine is green)
“from the Ancient Greek ??? (syn), meaning “with,” and ???????? (aisth?sis), meaning “sensation”‘–is a neurologically-based phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. In one common form of synesthesia, known as grapheme ? color synesthesia, letters or numbers are perceived as inherently colored, while in ordinal linguistic personification, numbers, days of the week and months of the year evoke personalities.”
Ed’s Numbers
1
2
3
4
5
6
7(seven is white)
8
9
10