Gold Dust

October 28, 2010

Oh Creative One, my latest song du jour is “Gold Dust” by DJ Fresh. Oh, it makes me so very, very happy. It got me to thinking about Diane Ackerman’s “A Natural History of the Senses.” At the very end, she discusses synesthesia – a case where one sense is simultaneously stimulated by another. Numbers have color, music has taste…you get the picture. On a more daily level, children with fine motor oral issues find they improve when their other fine motor hand skills are taxed. Our senses are connected in amazing ways.

Adored Creative One! Pay attention to what all of your senses are doing when you are working. What do your ears hear? What do your toes feel as your fingertips sink into clay or type on the keyboard. Let the experience of on part of your self affect the other. It can be as simple and as enjoyable as writing with your favorite tune playing in the background. You might even find that you make something as sparkly and intriguing as gold dust.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Natural-History-Senses-Diane-Ackerman/dp/0679735666/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1288294428&sr=8-1

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