“Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” ~Wassily Kandinsky
It’s New Year’s Eve and everyone I talk to recently is so ready for this year to be over. 2013 was the first year in recent memory where I wanted each day to last a little longer.
Turmoil in the form of losing my joy, downsizing my apartment, and having two eye surgeries were a little stressful. Nothing beat the joyful moments of the birth of my first grandchild and treasuring the people in my life.
If there’s one takeaway from this year it’s this: I will continue to live in the present moment. So while anticipating the coming of 2014 I’m going to savor today, the last day of 2013.
How Can A Blind Person Appreciate Color?
Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love, and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”
The description of Radiant Orchid is such a lovely portrayal of the color. However, what does this mean to someone who cannot see? When I think of explaining color to someone who has never seen it, I think of the adage “you don’t know what you don’t know.”
It’s true some of us with vision impairments can still see and appreciate color, It’s also true that some of us have no concept of color. For a person who is born totally blind (without light perception), color is an abstract theory. While there are no easy answers, I like how Tommy Edison attempts to describe color in this video: What color means to blind people.
If we can agree on feelings evoked by descriptions of color, this gives those of us in the blind community a starting point to appreciate color on a different level. Color plays a major role in fashion and being aware of colors can be helpful when buying apparel, cosmetics, jewelry, and accessories.
You can have so much fun enhancing what you already have in wardrobe with pieces that incorporate trending colors. While all colors and types of clothing do not work for everyone, you should go with what works best for you.
Next week I’ll continue the discussion on color and how you can include various colored pieces into your wardrobe.
Have a Safe & Happy New Year!