Re: Actionable

Subject: Re: Actionable
From: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
To: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2008 21:36:15 -0700

Lauren wrote:
>> From: Ned Bedinger
>> Some people think the number 5 is yellow. This is a sign of
>> synaesthesia, a mental crossing over of the senses, which in
>> the case of
>> words seems to add dimensions of meaning that not everyone shares.
> Do you realize that 5 can neither be yellow nor not yellow because there are
> no physical representations of numbers or colors? Numbers are symbols and
> colors are perceptions, but neither are things.

What's worse is that the mind can't model a negative condition, so it
needs the yellow five to be there so it can say it isn't there. Thhhbbt.

>> So. It isn't a chart, it is an X,Y graph. If you didn't learn that
>> along the way, it isn't to late to do so now.
> When I wrote "chart," I visualized a graph. I got preoccupied envisioning
> employees driving up a winding road to a learn a new job. Hey, at least I
> corrected "their" with "they're."

OK, but now I see the appeal of the long, winding, treacherous road.
Motorcycle, here I come.

Did you guess already? I'm a kinetic learner.

>> Very happy, but then I have been all day anyway, but thanks
>> for asking.
>> And how are you?
> Oh, crappy. Client's not paying me, kitties are mad because I had them
> fixed today, chickens are tearing up my yard so I can't plant my vegetables
> without putting up a fence that I don't feel like doing, but it's just a
> perceptual crappiness because overall, things are great. I think I feel
> orange, today.

OMG, yardbirds. Home, home on the range! Eat 'em, be done with it.

> Lauren

As your name scanned into my peripheral vision (and boy do I need
computer glasses), I thought it said "Lemon", and my mind's eye
responded with a symbol, the lemonest of yellow lemons.

Hope I'm not going crazy, but it seems like fun to watch my mind work.

Havw fun,




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