I finally realized why.
I NO LONGER HAVE SYNESTHESIA.
When I used to look at numbers or letters they each had a mildly colored tint. Because of my memory gaps, I can't even totally remember exactly what those color correlations were. I'm pretty sure that 7 was green and 3 was red, but that's about it.
This photo is somewhat similar to how I saw things ( although considerably brighter), but alas and alack, no more. Words and numbers were so much easier to remember this way!
I told my son about this and he sympathetically said, 'It's like you lost your superpower!' Sad, huh? Thankfully, I still have the superpower where I can do a single dance move and embarrass my children into puddles of shame.
After thoroughly investigoogling the situation, I learned that you can either gain or lose synesthesia after a head injury.
Because I was totally bummed this morning, I applied my cheerful, new vinyl wall lettering.
Just kidding! That's not my wall!
Here is my wall.
|Ennui, Malaise, Jejune|