Colours

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Have you ever thought that perhaps, the only colour in real life is white? White light is indeed the bearer of all colours. The colours we see are reflections bouncing off an object or are the light source itself. The light sources change and the colours with them. Colour is not a stable affair. Colour is light alone, but our experience is so direct that we trust our eye and believe that a colour is inherent to an object. Imagine living in a world where everything is white in colour!

However, the world we live in is, thankfully, full of colours, and they trigger emotional responses as they influence our feelings and us. Interestingly, colours can sway thinking, change actions, and cause reactions. It can irritate or soothe your eyes, raise your blood pressure or suppress your appetite.

Colours are the basic things in life, yet it plays an important role in our life. However, most of us take it for granted. For example, each time we wake up to a brand new day, we would take it for granted that we can see the colours of our bedrooms. At night when we go to sleep, we do not count our blessings for the beautiful colours that we have been looking at all day.

We are fortunate that we are able to see the many wondrous colours around us. Some cannot see them. They are colourblind. All that they can see is black and white. Some cannot even see anything. All they see is pitch black as they are blind. We take our eyesight for granted, that each new morning, when we open our eyes, we will be able to see the colours around us. What if one day, when we open our eyes and find that our room is in black and white, how dull life would be.

Imagine a life without colours. A black and white rainbow, your favourite television program in black and white, every single item of clothing looks black and white, life would be so boring. Everywhere you look, each time you turn around, everything in sight is in black and white.

Colours are linked to our moods. For example,...
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