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I am like a human spectrometer. I pick up subtle changes in the colour spectrum in the atmosphere. For instance just looking at the sky I can pick up when there is an increase in violet or decrease in red. I have tested my observations with spectrometer readings and they have been correct.

I see light and colour differently. I have under-active red cones. This both makes life difficult and enhances the way I experience the spectrum. By knowing what is missing I have a better idea of what is left. A good analogy would be eating a savoury dish made with 7 spices. If you left out the chilli, you would lose the overall balance of flavour but the remaining spices would gain more clarity. This is similar to how I experience the spectrum – mostly imbalanced but with a great sense of clarity.

I generally see the spectrum more balanced in dim light when there is plenty of blue and red light (some summer mornings and evenings and some days in other seasons in the middle of the day.) However, I often see the spectrum as unbalanced because my red cones are not fully activated.

Sometimes I see outside of the usually visible spectrum into the ultraviolet range an iridescent brownish violet light, that I can hardly bear to look at, bouncing off black. Crows for instance will appear quite different to me on a day that I am seeing ultraviolet. This only happens on the brightest days of summer or when I am in snow. I also sense that ultraviolet light causes me to feel agitated, and warmer than usual.

I feel the change in the light as much as I perceive it visually. I know if there is more violet light because I will feel more intuitive or suddenly have a desire to eat crunchy food. I know if there is more red light because I will feel more grounded and have a desire to eat softer foods.

I live by the light meaning that from when I get up the morning I have half an eye out to check what the light is doing. How I see the light affects all my choices of the day – what I wear, what I eat, what I do and how I relate to myself and other people.

I hope you enjoy my blog and I would love to hear from you if you are on a similar journey, have any questions or would just like to chat.

Jennie