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  • The first thing you will probably notice is the bright red.
    Or maybe you'll see the figure shaped by the greens, yellows, blues, purples and blacks first, since we are programmed to notice the familiar.

    But red is dominant.

    A brief psychology of color:
    Red is passion and anger. If you're looking at it, your heart it probably beating a little faster than normal. It is intensity. It is blood and love and hotness. It is also sacred, the color of the gods, in Oriental cultures.

    Green is nature's color. It is calming and easy to look at. It means fertility, but it also means jealousy. I don't know why, but that's what many of us believe.

    Yellow demands your attention and will strain your vision. It is often associated with sunshine and happiness, but it also irritates and causes bad tempers.

    Blue is sadness, serenity, and royalty. It is rich but not intense. It has the power to relax, but also to depress.

    Purple is also wealth. It is spirituality, healing, feminine, and sophisticated. It can also mean falsity, as it is so rare in nature.

    Black. It's there. Dark. Classy. It sucks in everything, like the black hole in space, or inside us all. Yes, it's slimming. Maybe because it absorbs the unwanted convex bits of us that we're so desperate to hide or get rid of.

    No color has only one quality. Like people. We can't be organized into a single category. There is no "black and white". Look at yourself. We are all made up of little hints of blue, green, red, yellow, brown, and so on. Don't fool yourself into thinking otherwise.

    Even in our deepest blues there is a red light glimmering somewhere. Likewise, our brightest yellow can easily be swallowed up by a black hole.

    Like in this photo, a single color may seem to be overtaking everything else. It is not always going to be that way. I know I will always have a blue somewhere to counter the red. I can take comfort in knowing that and breathe a little easier today. Tomorrow will be another day.
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