When I went for a walk at sunset yesterday, I understood something about colors that I haven’t really thought about before. It seems like different countries and places have their own set of colors and light that goes together in nature.
Along with the smells, how the air feels and the temperature, there is a uniqe mix of colors – and they shift from morning till evening.
It’s not only what we see, but also how it feels, and how different colors affect us. I also believe, with a lot of experience from traveling to many different places, that we are quite well in tune with the set of colors from the places we are used to, that we love or where we grew up. Even if we might prefer being in tropical climate in the winter, it seems like we can’t avoid being affected and feel at home when we see and feel the Swedish colors – even if it’s cold!
This was a new way of experiencing knowledge for me, it was so clear when I felt, and saw, the colors at sunset on Aspö.
At the same time I realized that the colors of the woods, lakes and roads where I grew up and spent my childhood are slightly different and still speak deeply to me, something I get to sense again next week when I go to visit my dad and extra mom.
What places, and colors, speak to you on levels you can’t explain?