This is a sketch of how I see the months of the year. It has been
with me and the same all my life. The months are fixed
in these positions. Yet I don't travel around the oval as the year
evolves. Rather, I see the year (and its months) as a land separate
me with which I interface when e.g. someone asks me the date. Perhaps
this is why I have never been very good at knowing what
time it is or what the date is or for that matter what month I am "in"
at any given moment.
The truth is, I
am never "in" any month at all. Rather, I have to look up and think
about it first to see "where" I am in time. Once the map appears, I can
situate myself inside that space or project myself onto that location
on the map or the month of the moment. Perhaps November is dominant
because that is when my birthday is.
Unlike the months, which are fixed on an oval, I see years in a
column of rectangles with the higher numbers near the top: so if I were
to picture the twentieth century, for instance, the year 1999 and the
rectangular decade of which it is a part would be at the top while 1901
and its decade would be in the rectangle at the bottom.
For more details on how I see units of time, please visit my synesthesia section.