Monday, April 20, 2015
The color blue: On naming the unnamable #MicroblogMondays
I heard a story on NPR documenting the history of the color blue, the short version is that it didn't exist because there was no name for it. As evidence, a man never told his child about the color blue and apparently she couldn't see it either. Aside from the ethics of experimenting on children, I wonder what other parts of our existence are not experienced as fully as they will be in the future because we don't have a word for them? Might some part of my time with my babies be more deeply known if only I had the word for it?