It was a statement garment
A coat of many colours
We all know the potent role colour plays in conveying emotions and thoughts. In expressing our state of mind at that precise moment. How strong a tool it can be to drive an opinion home. But that’s not what this post is focusing on. Ha. Got you.
D R E A M S
That’s what we’re talking about today.
For as long as I can remember, I have the most brilliantly coloured dreams. A spectacular array of hues when it comes to nice ones but an absolute torture when I have nightmares. Nothing quite like a visual relief to bring those monsters to live 3D action, eh.
And I do tend to dream in colour. Which makes me wonder, how many of us dream in colour, how many in B&W?
Does everyone recall their dreams as being vivid with the intensity of a technicolour production? Wherein the gamut of colours runs from Red to Pink (if pink is for real, of course), Blue to Yellow, and everything in between? Or in monochrome mode? In Black and White, or shades of Grey, perhaps.
Do you ever wonder about that?
I do. Often.
What does it mean when someone dreams in colour, or doesn’t? If colour stimulates emotion in the waking state, do emotional memories stimulate colour in the dream state? Do our personalities affect the frequency with which we recall colours from our dreams? Do we respond to specific colours in our dreams, in the precise same fashion as we would when awake?
I believe that colour contains emotional associations that are rarely related to our traditional opinions about colour, but instead, a deeper personal and instinctive emotional response. Essentially, colour “paints” a dream image with feelings. It amplifies. Compensates. Complements. It evokes response rarely associated with rational thought.
And on that fairly Freudian note, I end with the question – do you dream in colour?
p/s photos by Sofia Touassa
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