Ever get bored of the standard “Fine thanks” answer to the obligatory “How are you?”
I have already told you What I really mean when I tell you I am fine. I’ve decided it’s time for a new answer. One that gets across an honest answer, quickly, but does not drag the unsuspecting questioner into an awkward conversation.
I have started answering that question with colours.
Colours can mean a multitude of things to different people. Each colour invokes memories and images that in turn help you relive emotions. This is all personal. Here you will find my colours, and what they mean to me. I have deliberately left them as a series of words rather than a clear sentence as my use of colours to describe mood aims to negate the need for succinct sentences.
Beige, boring, time is running out, unnoticed, unloved, unloveable
Black, dark, alone, fear, safe from acknowledgement
White, blinding, dangerous, truth, clean, hospital
Orange, sun, sunset, warm, fire,
Yellow, danger, mocking, noticed too much, humiliated
Red, love, blood, lips, sex
Purple, loud, false, uncomfortable
Green, fields, ill, ignored, alone
Grey, death, power, stench, jealous
Pink, carefree, hopeful, young, fresh
Blue, disconnected, disjointed, forgotten, failing, failed, failure
Today I’ve felt a rainbow.