It wasn’t until I went to study abroad in Copenhagen that I realized how liberating it was to stop pretending. It was so empowering to see other people being honest about their feelings, whether it was about their joy, anger or sadness. It was there that I realized I was carrying a lot of feelings of sadness that I had not realized I contained. And the first time you learn to sit in feelings of sorrow, it is completely overwhelming and that is how I found colors. I realized that every time I felt sad I could dress in the complete opposite way and throughout the day, as I would catch the reflections of the different colors I was wearing I would feel better. Colors to me is not about repressing feelings of sadness or sorrow but rather it allowed me to better tolerate those feelings and tackle them from a vantage point is that is not solely tied to the feelings of darkness.
What is your relationship with colors? Leave a comment about your own perspective!