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  • I guess one of the things you guys are the most curious about is color.

  • How does it work for me? What is it?

  • I don't know.

  • So, being blind since birth, I've never seen color.

  • I don't have any concept of what it is.

  • I mean, I've never seen anything.

  • But there's this whole part of vocabulary, of language -

  • that doesn't mean anything to me.

  • Over the years, people have tried and tried to explain color to me,

  • and I just don't understand it.

  • I think the best way to show you, is to try and explain to someone who's never heard before,

  • what the ocean sounds like.

  • Or what the birds sound like.

  • And that's where color is for me.

  • 'Cause somebody who's never heard, doesn't know what those thing are -

  • has no concept. None.

  • And people will try and explain a sense, with another sense.

  • It's like the way this smells, maybe, that's what a particular color...

  • What?

  • So you're going to tell me you're going to explain what color looks like, by my nose?

  • That doesn't make any bloody sense at all.

  • So when somebody says something's red to me,

  • I don't quite get it.

  • I know that red is fire, or a stoplight is red.

  • Or when someone says you're in the red.

  • You know, that means you're in some trouble, like financial trouble.

  • Again, just stuff that I picked up from hearing about it.

  • But I don't know what it looks like.

  • Blue.

  • Blue as the water is blue.

  • Cold, or ice is blue.

  • The sky is blue.

  • Now how can the sky and ice be the same thing, that's weird to me.

  • But... what's that?

  • Same color! Same color, means two completely different things.

  • I don't get it.

  • I hear a lot about orange.

  • Is an orange actually orange? The fruit?

  • I know nothing rhymes with it.

  • There's nothing that rhymes with orange, is there?

  • Way to go, orange.

  • Way to be involved in poetry and song.

  • Black. What's black? Black is supposed to be all the colors, all smushed together.

  • And then white is the absence of color?

  • So when I hear black and white ...

  • To me they're just opposites, right?

  • 'Cause one has everything and the other has none.

  • And then there are things that don't have color.

  • Like water. But -

  • It doesn't have color, but the ocean does? I don't get that.

  • Color is hard. How do sighted people keep 'em all straight?

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  • I can't even think of anything that's indigo. A car.

  • They always have weird colors for cars.

  • I remember one time a long time ago, I was buying a car with somebody,

  • and they said "How about heather mist".

  • I was like, "What?"

  • I've never even heard of that. Nothing else in the world is heather mist.

I guess one of the things you guys are the most curious about is color.

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Describing Colors As A Blind Person

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    Samuel posted on 2018/01/31
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