Blogging With Students

What Color is Happiness?

I asked my class this question the other day, and they were supposed to answer it in blog posts. A couple of my students have asked me to write my own blog response, so here I am. Most people I have asked choose yellow as the color for happiness because it is the color of suns, and is a generally bright color.

I am different, however. I find yellow to be an annoying, distressing color. For me, the color that represents happiness is black. Yes, black. This is because it is the color of silence, of solitude, of peace. It is the color of night. I like driving at night. It is my favorite thing to do to relax. I listen to music very loud and drive by myself to clear my mind.