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My recent bout of conjunctivitis enforced me into captivity. I mean, with all visual media cut out, my vision (Ah!) turned inward.

Personally, I tend to view the world through rose tinted glasses. colors1 Now I was mandatorily restricted to a dark vision through blood red eyes.

It set me thinking into various tinted vision related sayings and colloquiums.

1} Blue eyed boy/ girl : Somebody’s favorite/ pet person.

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2} Green eyed monster : Jealousy, as coined by Shakespeare in Merchant of Venice, and repeated in Othello.

3} Jaundiced (yellow) vision : to view with despondency, cynicism or prejudice.

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4} White vision:  To have an epiphany. Also , its the name of the messenger pigeon used in World War II, which saved the lives of 11 soldiers.

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Other meaning is to ‘feel dizzy’ which may precede unconsciousness. So basically, a white vision may lead to a blackout’ !

5} Silver lining to a dark cloud: Optimistic hint in a pessimistic scenario. Coined by John Milton in Comus: A Mask Presented at Ludlow Castle.

Was I deceived, or did a sable cloud
Turn forth her silver lining on the night?

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6} Brown eyes – Well, couldn’t find any, except for a song by Destiny’s Child. So how about my friend blogger Shalzz aka ‘Girl with brown eyes’ aka  https://taleoftwotomatoes.wordpress.com/

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7} Black eye : It usually refers to the black-blue bruise around boxed eyes.

Could also be the name of a  pea  colors8 or to its namesake, the hip-hop pop music group.

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8] Colors in the Spectrum: A novel by my friend Jayant Swamy, available on Amazon.com.  colors9

Its protagonist can visualize a color aura around people depending on their innate nature and their immediate mood. Click here for my book review.

Those were all I could muster up.

Can you think of more instances where colors light up our language?

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