color our world with words
claude monet, the french, cried, “color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.” swiss artist paul klee wrote, “color possesses me.” monet and klee weren’t just philosophizing. scientists have found that colors shape moods and emitions. for example, red-walled rooms may induce anxiety and anger, while green tones may calm the nerves. given a pigment’s power, writers and poets should embrace color with as much abandon as painters.