by Peter Twitchell

David Johnson said, “Like death and taxes there is no escaping color. It is ubiquitous yet what does it all mean?”

People are more relaxed in green rooms. In the 1950s, Northern Commercial Company had green row of housing on Main Street in Bethel from across the Bethel Power Plant all the way down to Back Creek Marine on the opposite side with an elevated boardwalk about four feet off the ground.

It was amazingly a relaxed neighborhood and a quiet street. There were at least 10 greenhouses to house N.C.’s employees!

And why do weight lifters do their best in blue gyms? Perhaps breathtaking like the blue sky? Dad and I layed on our backs on the grass in the summer months and watched the satellites glide across the sky above before pollution created a pale haze making sky gazing impossible during the day hiding the satellites in the haze.

Colors often have different meanings in various cultures.

In the U.S., researchers have found the following to be accurate: black is the color of authorities and the powers. It is popular in fashions because it makes people appear thinner. It is also stylish and timeless.

Black also implies submission to God. Some fashion experts say a woman wearing black implies submission to men. Black outfits can be overpowering or make the wearer seem aloof or evil. Villains often wear black, such as Dracula.

White symbolizes innocence and purity. White reflects light and is considered a summer color. White shows dirt. Doctors and nurses wear white to imply sterility.