actually, I did recently have an experience something like what you described. An elderly neighbor loaned me a book she thought I'd enjoy, a mystery titled "When The Music Stopped." The problem is, it's in large type. I tried. I just can't read it with everything blown up - with so relatively little on the two pages and, therefore, without being able to see more of that structure to put things into context. It would be like trying to read a sheet of music with no staff or measures denoted... as if just a bunch of notes. Further, I didn't have a word for it until POL POT wrote what he did above, but it seems to trigger a case of synesthesia. These large words seem to be screaming at me. And all vying for my attention, my eyes can't help but see "too many notes" at a time. My brain *tries* to draw some recognizeable tune from the cacophony: what "oatmeal" (in this paragraph) could possibly have to do with "eyeballs" in the next! Yes, it's chaotic-looking and confusing. So, to answer your question, um, I guess... yeah.
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir
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