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Is this right?

I read stories about differing perceptions- about personality quirks or mental 'disorders'- and I find myself thinking 'this makes sense to me; but is it right? Is this what someone who has synesthesia perceives in the world?
'Is this how multiple personality syndrome works?'
If you 'suffer' from a difference of perception- profound depression, synesthesia, MPS, what have you- are there books or stories you'd recommend as being a good reflection of your own experience? I hear it described- and it always seems like language is failing the person describing, and I find myself wondering...
...and the Jeffrey Ford story in the first link, above ('The Empire of Ice Cream', nominated for the Nebula) left me thinking 'this SOUNDS like what synesthesia might be like, but-- does it sound right to someone who has a knowledgeable perspective?'
I am curious- I find the concept of how differently people can perceive the world hugely intriguing- and perhaps indicative of the 'truth' under our perceptions. If what I am conditioned to believe shapes how I perceive the world, then someone who 'suffers' from a condition that runs contrary to the preconceived world has insights that I lack. And I want to know.
Because I'm nosy. Or insatiably curious. You decide.

If you feel that you'd rather not comment publically without anonymity, anonymous comments are enabled- and feel free to tell me I should set up a poll where you can put your answers up so that anyone can answer, but only I can read. I don't want to make you feel like an oyster who's being opened up with a knife- I want you to feel like you're speaking to someone who is genuinely interested in what you have to say- and what you experience.
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