“Of course not!” is what
Most people say
when I tell them the colour of Life.
“It’s green!” They insist…
as they think of plants in spring
as they poke their way
through the soil to greet the sun.
The colour of Life, though
is not the colour of things with life
but the colour of the essence
of Life itself.
I assure you that
Life is Orange.
Sometimes they’ll ask, “why orange?”
and that is like asking
why the sky is blue
or lips are red.
Life is orange, simply,
because it isn’t any other colour.
Over at dVerse, we are talking synesthesia – a condition where some people perceive one sense as another (they’ll hear a colour, or see a sound). For many years now, I have said that “Life is Orange”. I was quite surprised when I met another person who, independently of me, held the same view…and so did someone else that he knew. Turns out that all 3 of us also agree that philosophy is blue (almost purple).