Monday, September 7, 2009


This post is unique in that I borrowed from one of my previous writings. I wrote this in response to the question, "How would you describe your favorite color to someone who was born without sight?"

Naturally, this eliminates any use of visual adjectives or sensations, so the description had to be made using words that appeal to all of the other senses. I did this and found it's actually an enlightening process.

My color I chose was blue. I've added visual colors and effects to the wording to aid in truly feeling the color. This establishes a connection between the senses that's otherwise unnoticable. Read mine, and then try it yourself. You'd be surprised at what you associate with color.

Blue is...

"The color blue is an exhilarating plunge into an icy mountain stream, but blue is also the gentle current of the water splashing against your bare legs.

It is the stimulating ocean breeze flowing through your hair, and it is those intermittent gusts of wind filling your nostrils with the scent of salt water.

Blue is the bitterest of winter chills penetrating deeply into your skin, and blue is the silkiness of the blanket you hide in to keep that cold out.

Blue is the softness of an infant’s palm pressed against your face, and the almost silent sound of each tranquil breath that infant takes.

It is the sensation of ice melting on your tongue, and the fluid smoothly rolling down your throat.

Blue is the gradual stimulation of the mind, the overwhelming sorrow of the heart, and the irreplaceable peace of the soul."

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