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    I fell asleep lastnight thinking about someone. This person has a life full of struggle and uncertainty, hardship, and then some. At least that’s what it looks like from the outside. I only know what I see – because I really don’t know her at all. There’s something about her situation, her lifestyle, the choices that she makes – that fills my mind up with color, I guess because words fail me. As I lay there with my eyes closed, swirls of deep, dark aubergine filled my vision like a cup. The color was moving, turning deeper and darker as it settled in a backdrop glowing with red-orange umber. Mountains of burgundy mounted up behind the continual movement of the aubergine. The auburgene swirled and moved forward as though it needed to define itself – it was like I was painting these colors on a canvas just to convey this mood. In fact, a lot of times I have to put those visions to canvas otherwise the same vision will appear to me over and over until I do.

    When I got up this morning I could still see this “canvas”. It really evoked a lot of emotion, and I still can’t put words to what emotion that is. It got me thinking about other experiences in my life that I’ve associated with color, one in particular was such a cool thing that I’ll never forget – and that was during childbirth.

    While I was in transitional labor with Catybug, I had a focal point that I didn’t expect. When I closed my eyes, I saw a bright glow of orange. As I focused on that color, I noticed that as my contraction subsided, the color reduced down to a tiny circle. It happened with every contraction – and it was really awesome because after the first couple of contractions, I counted on that glow to show me when it was almost over. That made the pain of childbirth totally bearable, as I knew exactly when the pain would subside, and just knowing that it would was enough for me!

    There are other situations that I’ve had color experiences with, feelings that I associate with a certain hue. What I want to know is – has this ever happened to you?

    Do share, what’s the feeling – and what color is it? If this hasn’t happened to you, then tell me this – what words would you put to the color aubergine?



    pam said,

    I love color, I luxuriate in it, but I don’t fluctuate to it as you do… if that makes sense.

    That color of aubergine -to me- speaks of sensuality and pain. I have no idea why, just does. And no, I was never tied up with an aubergine ribbon… ;)

    pam’s last blog post..Friday Foto

    3.15.2008 @ 9:56 am
    Renee said,

    I’ve never experienced that…I am sooo not an artist.

    Funny how our brains are all wired differently.

    Renee’s last blog post..Frozen Grand Central

    3.15.2008 @ 10:07 am
    YellowRose said,

    Color speaks to me, purples comfort me, warm golds make me feel secure and warm, the colors in my home reflects what colors make me feel good.

    As for aubergine, I find it comforting and sexy, a color I’d enjoy wearing. :cheerful:

    YellowRose’s last blog post..Photo Hunt – ?I Spy?

    3.15.2008 @ 10:53 am
    Kimberly said,

    I don’t see color but it does make me happy. It affects me and can change my mood.

    Kimberly’s last blog post..You Tell Me

    3.15.2008 @ 12:57 pm

    What you describe sounds like how some people see auras. I find that kind of thing fascinating. I agree with pam though, to me auburgine speaks of pain or passion, a deep sensuality and intensity of emotion. I adore colors like these. Shades of blue and green (like you used in my design) and deep burgandies, reds, purples, and even oranges. These are kinds of shades I have always felt define me.

    Sleeping Mommy’s last blog post..Baby Jamz

    3.15.2008 @ 10:41 pm
    June said,

    How interesting…your post and the comments to it. I’ve never had any experience I can remember that evoked a sensation of a color. :no: Why, I don’t even dream in color! My dreams aren’t B&W either…when I remember them, which isn’t too often, I’d have to describe them as being “thoughts”. Color does affect my mood and feelings though…or do my moods affect the color? Like songs. I can hear the same song under different circumstances and how I think of the song will change depending on what those circumstances are.

    June’s last blog post..Sticker Shock

    3.16.2008 @ 5:08 am
    Geekwif said,

    I don’t associate experiences with color so much as I do people. Different people are different colors and the better I know them the clearer it is to me what color they are. Of course, their color can change over time, but it’s usually a pretty subtle change. My husband thinks I’m nuts. I tell him he’s a warm, rich brown. I think he’s just upset because he’d rather be blue. :giggle:

    Geekwif’s last blog post..Things Are Finally Looking Up! (Or, How Many Times Can I Use The Word “Really” In One Post?)

    3.16.2008 @ 3:46 pm
    lesley said,

    Wow! That’s totally fascinating how you have colour experiences like that. I don’t think that’s ever happened to me. I wonder why/how you get them. I’m intrigued! As for the colour aubergine… to me it’s sophisticated, rich, complicated even and because I often associate colours with food, creamy and sweet like chocolate (cadbury’s chocolate wrappers are that kind of colour).

    lesley’s last blog post..A new discovery (for me)

    3.17.2008 @ 8:51 am
    Tipper said,

    I don’t relate colors like you do-but I do relate to music kinda like that.

    I think aubergine is dark, moody, lonesome.

    I have a Katiebug too.

    3.18.2008 @ 11:09 am

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