For my lips

I experience unusual sensory responses to things. I taste certain words, for example.  I am  visually responsive to sound. I also feel flowers on my lips.  I don’t to have to touch flowers to feel them.  The sensation of their textures on my lips just happens. This time of year, as you might imagine, it is very pleasant.


34 responses

  1. What a beautiful Magnolia photo. Lemony.
    In Japan, we call this Kobushi (こぶし).

    April 16, 2013 at 2:40 pm

  2. I can’t think of a more beautiful flower to taste than magnolia.

    April 16, 2013 at 2:51 pm

  3. You, my dear Lemony, are a synesthetic! How cool is that? I’ve love to know more and would guess that the capacity is perhaps one of life’s mixed blessings! D

    April 16, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    • Yes, that’s right. It can be cool. It can also be overwhelming (when there are combinations of stimuli.) But it can sometimes be really wonderful. The world “purple” is one of the words that I can taste, and it is a very sweet and lovely word. So, you can imagine purple flowers are, for me, an intense and exquisite experience.

      April 17, 2013 at 8:52 pm

  4. Very beautiful and fresh!

    April 16, 2013 at 4:17 pm

  5. I need this one today. Simply gorgeous!

    April 16, 2013 at 6:20 pm

  6. Gorgeous!

    April 16, 2013 at 7:52 pm

  7. Wow, what a great way to experience the world! It must influence your photography. This is wonderful by the way – like something from a daydream.

    April 16, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    • It can be, Richard, when what I am seeing (or saying or hearing) are things I enjoy. And yes, it does absolutely influence my photography AND my response to other people’s images (big time). Thank you for your nice words about this photograph.

      April 17, 2013 at 9:57 pm

  8. beautiful photograph

    April 17, 2013 at 1:39 am

  9. Love the soft delicate texture and color.

    April 17, 2013 at 11:25 am

  10. Very pretty, Melanie…and I’m sure this is a wonderful time of year for you.

    April 17, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    • Yes, it is, as I’m sure it is for everyone. 🙂 Thanks, Scott!

      April 17, 2013 at 9:59 pm

      • You’re welcome, Melanie…and yes, it is special for everyone, but seems that it might be more so for you because you can feel the flowers with your lips just by looking at them…that must certainly enhance your appreciation of Spring….. 🙂

        April 17, 2013 at 11:55 pm

  11. I love the way you have processed this image to look fresh and dreamy all at once, like soft sweet ice.
    Synesthesia is such an interesting phenomenon, my husband sees colour with sounds, so music is wonderful for him, and he has perfect pitch 🙂

    April 17, 2013 at 9:48 pm

  12. How refreshing! I hope our spring will finally set in soon! Thanks so much for this promise!

    April 18, 2013 at 2:19 am

    • Chilly weather has set back in here for the last few days… When will the warmth be real? I keep repeating your mantra from the other day… I am patient, I am patient… 🙂

      April 18, 2013 at 3:18 pm

  13. Speaking of synesthesia and of French (as in your next post), you probably know Rimbaud’s “Sonnet des Voyelles”:

    April 18, 2013 at 12:54 pm

  14. Magnifique. De la douceur.

    April 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm

  15. Wow, that must be intense! I’ve never heard of it before. It can be experienced in your photos for sure.

    April 19, 2013 at 9:27 am

    • It’s more common than you think. I think a lot of people don’t talk about it because they think other people will think they are weird, but more and more people are starting to share their experiences with it. Whenever I happen to mention it, others are certain to jump in and say they either know someone or that they themselves have experience some form of synesthesia. It can be intense, for sure, as you say.

      April 20, 2013 at 9:55 am

  16. Wooooow very beautiful flower of the Magnolia

    April 22, 2013 at 8:25 pm

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