How To Explain Color To Someone Who Can’t See?
Tightly bound are color and emotion, it seems, that it’s hard to experience one without the other.
A few months ago, twitter user @tarrrj shared some fascinating and heartwarming ways to describe colors to someone who is blind, and like, WHOA:
tarrrj / Via twitter.com
Here are a few:
They had me stand outside in the sun. They told me that the heat I was feeling is red. They explained that red is the color of a burn, from heat, embarrassment, or even anger.
They put my hands in their pool. They told me that that sensation I felt while swimming, that omnipresent coolness, that’s blue. Blue feels like relaxation.
I held soft leaves and wet grass. They told me green felt like life. To this day it is still very much my favorite color.
And some people even have emotion-color synesthesia, in which they see a certain color whenever they feel a certain way:
Happiness & confusion are yellow.
Love is full on pink.
Shyness & Sadness is white/grey.
Motivation is maroon.
Panic is orange.