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Friday, May 28, 2010

The Peculiarities of My Mind

Some peculiarities about me I haven't shared with too many people~~

I see numbers as family relationships...for example: #5 is the Mother and #10 is the Father of 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9. #9 is the big teen brother, #6 is the little teen brother and #7 always watches out for #6. #7 hangs around alot with #8 because she is the biggest teen sister and #9 kinda watches out for all of them. #1 is a little brother and #2 is a little sister who she thinks she is pretty mature. #4 is a regular normal little adolescent brother.) This did NOT help me with Math in school however!

I see dates in a time line like they taught us in school. I stand on the time line where we are now and look backwards at all the years in decades. That's why dates of history are easy for me to remember.

When I hear people speak I see the words spelled out as if they are being typed onto a page. This DID help me with spelling and grammar.

I visualize letters as individual colors. They have family relationships, too, but not as strong in my mind as numbers. So when you tell me your name I see it as a color or a string of colors for each individual letter. This necklace looks like my Mother's name Charlotte. The way the beads are placed on the string is how I see the colors of her name, like Indian corn. My father's name is golden brass and black~Ernest. The letter A is always red in my mind's eye. My children's names are Regan~bright golden with a red A and bronze R and Derek~ blue for the D and golden yellow for the E and white for the K.

I don't know why my mind works in this way...it wasn't taught to me. Don't know why I'm writing a post about it either. Guess I thought you just might want to know how maybe UNPECULIAR "you" are....I must have had a lot of time on my hands when I was a kid! Silly, Silly Girl!


ted and bunny said...

Hmm...in a bid to remember numbers I try to visualise them as things- 4 is a sailing boat, 7 a clifftop etc.
This means I remember phone numbers, house numbers, birthdays etc perfectly.
However, I can never remember what they relate to!
I know a phone number but who's is it?
Someone's birthday today...who?
I shall try your way of corresponding colours to the numbers.

ilovemyhouse said...

Isn't it great how the brain works? You are one special lady! Of course i will help you with the Jupille question. You can always mail me maybe that's easier to communicate? For now i will read your post carefully again and see what i can do. I like research! xx

Flaviana said...

Hi Kim
well.. I'm not glad to be so un-peculiar, I think that is a sign of a very active brain! even if sometime I too, when someone talk, can see the letters, as if printed on a page!!
Now I know I'm not the only one ;-)
xx Flaviana

Tumbleweed Woman said...

So fascinating! I am always so amazed at the immense variety of ways people process things. Thanks so much for your lovely, thoughtful comments as always :)

shari @ little blue deer said...

That is really interesting, and actually sounds as though it might be quite useful! Good for you, I'm just glad my brain even functions! XO!