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By Mike Gold 

Colors l Off Kilter


Last updated 10/23/2019 at 12:11pm

Most of us are not aware of how deeply ingrained in our daily lives and society colors are.

For example, have you ever been “green with envy?” I’m not certain, but I think envy may be one of the Seven Deadly Sins. In fact, it is number six. I guess it is not considered as bad as the first five. My favorite is number one, lust.

Or, have you looked at a very young child and said, “They are as pure as newly fallen white snow.”

Then, we have the more mundane use of color. For example, traffic lights are red and green. Red seems to be the universal symbol for “stop.” Green, likewis...

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