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Feb 28, 2019 21:03:08

Describe "orange" without using "orange"

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You are talking to a blind man who asks you to describe the colour "orange". Write down what you would tell this man without once using the word "orange" in your explanation. [I'm doing this for all 7 colours of the rainbow as a writing slump cheat. Read my blue and red post.]

The growing light of dawn, and fading light of dusk. The colour of fall. Indeed, it is the colour for the beauty of transitions. As we move from day to night, summer to winter, we celebrate it with a joy that is both warm and cheerful, but not overwhelmingly so. It signals a fleeting beauty, made all the more precious exactly because it does not last. This colour does not take sides, because it embraces both. It is both. So people like it, because it endears to all. If colours can be sociable, then it is the most sociable colour indeed. It is the life of the party, but not the centre of attention! It tastes of wholesomeness - full, complete, yet with a refreshing squirt of tang. This vibrance and enthusiasm comes through clearly once you got a taste of it. Sweet and sour, lively yet steady. You had never seen a more self-assured colour, for sure.

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    @jasonleow I feel the need to share my images of the colour, so my orange is i think brighter than yours, it's hot but bitter spices; bon fire in the dark; orange, but the one with a net of red lines...

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Mar 01, 2019 12:46:13
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      @lucjah i didn't see spices in my version of "orange" but now that you mention it, of course!

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Mar 02, 2019 00:20:02
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      @jasonleow yes, kind of, of indian sort

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Mar 01, 2019 17:26:06
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      @lucjah exactly! I was thinking indian spices too!

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Mar 02, 2019 00:32:31
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    @jasonleow love this!

    Abhinaya Konduru avatar Abhinaya Konduru | Mar 01, 2019 04:40:04
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      @itsabhinaya thanks! :)

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Mar 01, 2019 17:55:44
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