Question of the day.

Do you like the colour orange?

My answer:

At the beginning, for those of you who may still don’t know, I want to tell that despite the fact I’m blind since birth and totally, I have some understanding of colours. Like, I know which fit together, which not, I have some associations with them, which are very hard to explain, but as I talked it through with some sighted people, they’re pretty accurate as for how different colours look like. I can also imagine quite a lot of shades. My imaginings of some more sophisticated shades aren’t always accurate, but like 98%, I’d say. I mean, I’ve never counted it, obviously, but approximately, they’re much more often right or close to it than not. I know which colours are more calm, which are lively, and it is not something I learned or memorised. It is completely weird and probably is even more weird for you, no, not all blind people have it this way. I know only one person who has it vaguely similar, but other than that, all the blind people I know and talked about it with can’t relate completely, I’ve even heard from some of them that my short stories are written “as if you were sighted”, as for descriptions of people’s appearance, views etc. I love describing such stuff very lengthily in my writings. Lengthily… is there even such word? Don’t have much time to check it out, or to deliberate on something more fitting, so if not, from now there will be, if you don’t mind. 😀 so, getting back to the colours thing, I guess the thing is with my synesthesia, or rather, something I call synesthesia but am not sure whether it could be classified as such. So that’s just a little clarification in case you wondered how I can even talk about colours not being able to see them even once in my entire life.

No, I am not a big enthusiast of orange. I like it in some combinations, in some surroundings, like among fallen leaves it must be really nice, but overall… no, I just don’t particularly like bright, glaring colours. But in some settings, or some shades, I am sure it must look nice, at least the way I imagine orange. I liked orange when I was much younger, I liked a lot of bright colours, even red, which I hate now, but well, I endured something like a total transformation since then, so no, not my style I think.

How about you?