When I was in kindergarten, the teacher handed out paper clovers to color around St. Patrick's Day. Each leaf had designs with shapes. Due to my synesthesia, I instantly knew what colors to make everything. Unfortunately, the teacher told us that we could only use spring colors. I would have to use the wrong colors! I raised my hand and said that if we only used spring colors, the clovers wouldn't really be our own. To me, I was reminding the teacher that we all had different colors for shapes, and they weren't always spring colors. To her, I was applying her lessons on differences being good. She let us use any colors. I expected the other kids to thank me, and was surprised that most of them just used green and yellow. At kindergarten graduation, the teacher told that story (her version) when she gave me my award for most secure.