Saturday, August 28, 2010

Regarding the subtle existence of the color white.

White projects purity, cleanliness, and neutrality. Doctors don white coats, brides traditionally wear white gowns, and a white picket fence surrounds a safe and happy home. White aids mental clarity, encourages us to clear clutter or obstacles, evokes purification of thoughts or actions and enables fresh beginnings.


"White...is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black...God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white." -- G. K. Chesterton


"The first of all single colors is white ... We shall set down white for the representative of light, without which no color can be seen; yellow for the earth; green for water; blue for air; red for fire; and black for total darkness." -- Leonardo Da Vinci



The appearance of white in a dream is thought to represent happiness at home. White castles are a symbol of achievement, destiny perfectly fulfilled, and spiritual perfection.



White was the color of deepest mourning among medieval European queens was white rather than black. This tradition survived in Spain until the end of the fifteenth century.


A couple songs about white:

White Room - Cream
White Flag - Dido
Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues
White Wedding - Billy Idol
White Riot - The Clash
White Light, White Heat - Lou Reed
White Light - Gorillaz

(to Download any of the songs, just right click and choose "save link as...")

3 comments:

  1. God, I miss you. And I love this post.

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  2. I agree with cooper you posts are always so beautiful.

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