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Twitter Users Create Beautiful Thread On 'How To Describe Color To A Blind Person'

How would you describe color to a blind person? Do you describe the emotions usually felt with each color? Things that are associated with said color? Do you have a cultural interpretation for each color? 

There doesn't seem to be a right or wrong answer but it's definitely interesting to read what people have come up with that describes colors for them. 

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    Text - @tarrj I was wondering how you could describe colour to a blind person and after doing some research, I found these answers and it's so fascinating O172K 10:46 PM Nov 16, 2019 62.3K people are talking about this
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    Text - Red: They had me stand outside in the sun. They told me that the heat I was feeling is red. They explained that red is the color of a burn, from heat, embarrassment, or even anger.
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    Text - Blue: They put my hands in their pool. They told me that that sensation I felt while swimming, that omnipresent coolness, that's blue. Blue feels like relaxation.
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    Text - Green: I held soft leaves and wet grass. They told me green felt like life. To this day it is still very much my favorite color.
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    Text - gunchucks @heckdgehog R Replying to @tarrrj @sehosextapempeg "the black book of colors" is a children's book that describes color via metaphors without relying on sight. the illustrations are printed in raised black ink on black paper so they can be experienced through touch. i think it describes red as the taste of strawberries O1,852 1:44 AM - Nov 18, 2019 O 211 people are talking about this
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    Text - @bubbumbubblegum Replying to @tarrri This is so similar to something I wrote back In 2015. I've always believed colors to be a sensorinueral interpretation of emotions and sensations rather than something discrete. O1,192 12:44 PM - Nov 18, 2019 O 250 people are talking about this
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    Text - How would you explain color to a blind man? Hold his hand, tell him the warmth he feels is the color yellow - encompassing, vibrant and free.
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    Text - Kiss his cheek, tell him the softness on his stubble is pink - feminine, sweet and fragrant. Walk with him barefooted on the morning grass, tell him the freshness under his feet is green - unique, healing and kind.
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    Text - Make him love/hate you, tell him the passion he feels is red - frenzied, out of control yet beautiful. Take him to a beach someday, tell him what he hears is blue - clean, transparent and strong.
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    Text - Let him help someone else for change, tell him the happiness he feels is white - pure, innocent and serene. Hold his hand and leave him stranded on a lonely place, tell him the helplessness he felt was grey - confusing, dull and out of hand.
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    Text - Make him close his eyes at last, tell him what he sees is, is black - deep, dark and infinite.
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    Text - unknown @_muslimah_h Replying to @tarrj Nice but this is kinda subjective acc to cultural interpretations - blue can also be sadness red is also love/danger in some cultures O 527 12:45 PM - Nov 17, 2019 22 people are talking about this
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    Text - Karoline Denisha @KarolineAnukhet Replying to @tarrj @Hashashin Tag The visual perception of people who are partially or totally blind is amazing. I used to know a woman who had been totally blind from birth but she could describe people to a T from their voices. O2 8:24 PM - Nov 18, 2019 's other Tweets 8 See Karoline Denisha *
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    Text - Pinky @PinkTingz Replying to @LiberatedSoul_ @tarrj I have no idea but the poetic nature of the explanations is so beautiful. O 31 12:40 AM Nov 17, 2019 8 See Pinky's other Tweets
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