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Question: What do colors look like!?
How would you describe to someone who has been blind their whole life what colors are!? Colors like blue, red, green, purple, yellow, basically all of them!. How would you describe each color!?

This was a journal entry for an art assignment the other day and I found it a little difficult to answer!. What about you!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

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I think that all of us have something to learn from this question!.!.!.
I think that we all take the sweet things in life, like colors, for granted and we should take more time to appreciate the little things!.

But anyway, for my answer (haha)!.!.!.

Blue is like the first wind you feel cross your face on a winter morning!.

Red is like the feeling you get when you become frustrated with the things in your life, what you have to deal with and the everyday obstacles that slow you down!.

Green is like the feeling you get on the back of your neck when you lay in the grass with your favorite person!. It's like the way you feel just being there listening to the birds sing!.

Purple is like the way you feel when someone compliments you on anything!. You feel good about yourself but have that slight doubt in the back of your mind that the person is just trying to make you feel good!.

Yellow is like that bubbly feeling you get in your stomach when the boy you like grabs your hand, or when your friends make you laugh after a long, hard day!. Yellow is like the warmth you feel when you step outside to greet the summer sun and yellow is like the feeling you get when you know it's all worth it!.


I don't often find I have no answer, as even if its wrong its still an answer!.
For this one I have no answer!.

How can I explain what something is when that something can not be felt, such as by using the hands, (its light which is the same thing as radio waves) yet like radio waves the other person has never experienced light!.
To describe it and know they understood what you were talking about (have obtained an understanding of what light and colour is) would be almost impossible!.

You say it was an assignment!.
I would love to know how your fellow students did on this one!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

it must relate to them and how they 'do not see things' blind people feel so you get something that is always the same color and has a distinctive feeling to that person so that the two have meaning, ex lemon is yellow (the taste is bitter) ,red is fire (hot), blue is restful/sleep for dark blue Green is like spinach, brown like dirt, black like their eye site all they see is darkness!. White like bleach/chlorine(turns things white)yellow(the smiley on a happy face symbol that we all know, pink soft like cotton balls, Grey/gray/silver, like like steel or the eating utensils etcWww@QuestionHome@Com

I would describe them as visual frequencies!. Yellow would be like middle C on a musical scale, red and orange 'major' notes below middle C; green blue and purple 'minors' above middle C!. A blind person would understand intuitively, as they probably become somewhat empathic and feel subtle frequencies by way of adaptation!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Describing something that can only be experienced through the sense of sight without appealing to the sense of sight!.!.!. you can't!. That's why this is a common example of concepts that cannot be communicated through language!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Red-hot, Orange-rough, Yellow-sharp, Green-slimy, Blue-cold, Purple-sour or something to that affect must be related to one of the other five sensesWww@QuestionHome@Com

That's a really interesting question!. That's like impossible!.


edit:somewhere has the right idea I didn't think of it like thatWww@QuestionHome@Com

asked and answered hundreds of times!.Www@QuestionHome@Com