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I'm reading a rather wonderful book at the moment - "The Book Thief" by Marcus Zusak. It's kind of a grim fairy tale set in Nazi Germany and narrated by Death (I never was one for chick lit!)
One of the most fascinating things in the book is that the character of Death has synaesthesia. In case you're not well up on neuroscience (what do you do with your time??) synaesthesia is a neurological condition where people perceive the world differently, e.g. some people see a colour when they hear music, others may "taste" words.
This is an extract from the book to give you a better idea -
"Personally, I like a chocolate-colored sky. Dark, dark chocolate. People say it suits me. I do, however, try to enjoy every color I see – the whole spectrum. A billion or so flavors, none of them quite the same, and a sky to slowly suck on. It takes the edge off the stress. It helps me relax".
There's some evidence that we are all born with the potential for synaesthesia. I've become quite intrigued by this idea; it's an interesting creative exercise to explore. I've decided that if I were a colour, I'd definitely be a deep turquoise blue. My son would be silver and my other half dark, indigo purple.
What colour would you be?