I read an interesting book review article this past week, and the book is The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar, who seems to be very perceptive and who also happens to be blind. She comments:
Because I’m blind, I’m not emotionally invested in a particular color or color combination. I’m much more able to discern how invested sighted people are in what looks good and how enormously subjective it is. It was my struggle with color that made me pay so much attention to it. Names of shades of particular colors kept changing—along with the idea of what color should go with what others.
Sighted people’s emotions are tied not just to what they’re seeing but what they’re feeling while they’re seeing.
These remarks made me stop to think: Color fascinates me, admittedly, and sometimes I like or dislike a certain color based on the way that it “makes” me feel. For instance, orange (or tangerine or persimmon or pumpkin!) is my favorite color because it’s “cheerful.”
Back to the Oscars. What do you think of the fashions this year? What do you think of the colors that the actresses are wearing this year? What’s your favorite gown from the red carpet?
For this blog post, my sister is back in “cheery-cherry,” and I think that she looks like a film siren of the 1940s.
(Hey! I’m like Zadie Smith, intellectualizing the Academy Awards rituals.)