“ I recognize a word not only by the images it evokes but by a whole complex of feelings that image arouses. It’s hard to express…it’s not a matter of vision or hearing but some overall sense I get. Usually i experience a word’s taste and weight, and i don’t have to make an effort to remember it – the word seems to recall itself. but it’s difficult to describe. what i sense is something oily slipping through my hand…or i’m aware of a light tickling in my left hand caused by a mass of tiny, lightweight points. when that happen i simply remember, without having to make the attempt…”

Record of 22 May 1939
Lucia, The Mind of a Mnemonist
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