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 Posted: Thu Mar 13th, 2008 05:15 pm
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Sensual.  Sensory.  Senses.  Sensitive.  Nonsense.  Let's write, focusing on the senses.  Take a few minutes to prepare.

Clear a space on your desk.

I want you to include SIGHT – SOUND – TASTE – TOUCH and SCENT in the flash today.  Some of these will come into play when you are pausing for thought.

Try and make all the sensory things you include reflect that mood.

Touch – have something you can feel when you need to.  If you are in a romantic mood, perhaps a silk scarf or something velvet.  If you are in a more critical rant mood, a stone, or sandpaper.  Be creative…maybe a marshmallow.

Smell - Light a scented candle or incense - put some cinnamon near by, perhaps a bulb of garlic or a moth ball.  Or douse yourself with your favorite perfume, or the perfume your mother in law got you that you hate.  Maybe, the scent of a lover.  A t-shirt that smells of her or him or them.

Taste – something you can periodically taste.  Lemon drops, scotch, mints, pretzels, black licorice, coffee with cinnamon…a garlic bulb.

Visual – put something that matches your mood where you can see it.  A picture of someone you love, your favorite painting, a crystal, a painting you hate.

Sound.  Be creative.

Lastly…and perhaps most importantly.  SYNESTHESIA  syn-es-the-sia n. Physiol. Sensation produced at a point other than or remote from the point of stimulation, as of a color from hearing a certain sound (fr. Gk, syn = together + aisthesis = to perceive).

Does your favorite book smell like textured circles?  Do you think you are the same age as the cerulean blue, steadfast, brotherly, male number 4?  Do you dislike the personality of your bedroom’s doorframe?  Do you see white when you stub your toe?  Does the odor of road tar taste salty?  Does Sting's voice look like golden spheres? Synesthesia literally refers to the fact that in some animals, a stimulus in one sense modality involuntarily elicits a sensation/experience in another sense modality.  An example of this would be the taste of lemon visually evoking the color blue.  The elicited synesthetic experience does not replace the normal experience but instead always adds to it.

Play with this.  Write a page, or five or a scene or launch yourself into a full length pony.

Post in the feedback section under your own thread for comments, and make sure to comment on other.

On your mark.  Get set.  Orange!


Last edited on Thu Mar 13th, 2008 05:16 pm by Paddy