In Others’ Words: A Choice of Colors

Colors Churchill quote 2.20.14 I see words in color.

Not every word … names, mostly. And certain other ones. No rhyme or reason to why or why not a word appears in my head in color or basic black.

My name? Beth

My husband’s name? Rob

Home   family   friendship    laughter    celebrate   sorrow   tears

And yes, I have my favorite color: forest green

My least favorite color? Grey (or gray) — and I intend to keep it hidden in my hair too.

In Your Words: Does color show up anywhere unexpected in your life? Do you see words in color like me? Or maybe, like a friend’s husband, you’re colorblind … How does color affect your life?

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  1. February 21, 2014, 6:32 am   /  Reply

    I wish I did. Just like I don’t dream in color…Oh, but you have to sleep before you can dream! Oh, wait. I see Beth and it’s in green. No, that’s me ’cause she’s at Deep Thinkers. Have fun!! I will really miss ya’ll this year.

  2. February 21, 2014, 7:07 am   /  Reply

    I love your visual & wasn’t aware of that great quote. God did make us very responsive to color. I remember standing as a little kid in front of the color-graduated displays of spools of thread, zippers, yarns in J.C. Penney and loving them. I still do. There’s something so satisfying about the blended harmony of them. I loved stringing colored macaroni in Kindergarten and still love designing and stringing jewelry now. My favorite color? Rich deep burgundy that somehow gives energy and assurance. Thanks for post.

  3. February 21, 2014, 7:45 am   /  Reply

    A few years ago I had the unexpected experience of ‘seeing’ music in color and shape.

    The piece was “The River” from Ennio Morricone’s score for the film “The Mission”, and as I listened to it with closed eyes, suddenly – hey, presto – colors!

    Here’s a performance of it – you probably recognize the melody

  4. Sparksofember
    February 21, 2014, 8:22 am   /  Reply

    I’ve always been a fan of musty, mossy greens. And never cared much for reds/oranges/yellows. Then we moved from Florida to Wyoming, and now, South Dakota. And I’ve noticed a gradual shift over the years where oranges and yellows with hints of reds have taken over my preferences. Because I associate them with warmth and sunshine and they make it a little easier going through the long winters up here. I still love the mossy greens, but I surround myself in sunshine now.

  5. February 21, 2014, 9:36 am   /  Reply

    I’m so grateful for a colorful world. Sometimes I buy things just because of the color combination. I see my home and family as sunshiny yellow, but only because you asked. Starting now, I’m going to be more aware of color in my thinking and writing.

  6. February 21, 2014, 12:29 pm   /  Reply

    Beth, this is a fun post. I was guessing green was your favorite color. 🙂

    Generally, I love bright, bold colors. But I’ve learned to appreciate the subtle hues, too. I’ve always been interested in interior decorating, and color is a huge part of the reason. As for how it effects my life, I tend to wear bold colors when I’m feeling happy or courageous or like I just accomplished something great. I wear black when I’m feeling depressed or when I feel powerful and confident. I love wearing my blue jeans with a really bold top. There’s something fun and spunky in that combination.


  7. Evangeline Denmark
    February 22, 2014, 10:31 pm   /  Reply

    Beth, have you heard of synesthesia? It’s basically the crossing of senses. There are multiple forms, but seeing words in color is one of them. Ask our friend Brandy about it and she will tell you some really interesting things.

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