In trying to sort through the now vast array of information I've gathered about the color orange and its symbolic extensions, I neglected a few things in my last post, such as returning to the discussion of Eryl's orange wind tunnel. I actually forgot about it completely until yesterday morning, when it floated back into my head in that half-awake state before I got out of bed. What I wanted to say is that the associations of both Svadhisthana and Yesod with the Moon and by extension dreams, and also with the birth canal seem very much in accord with the wind tunnel image. Eryl experienced this when she was in a dream-state induced by morphine, and was in the hospital experiencing what I can only imagine must have been a death/rebirth sort of ordeal. (Please correct me if I'm wrong, Eryl.)
I also wanted to give credit to the other bloggers who brought the color orange into my sphere. (Aside: I find it amusing that Blogger's grammar-checker underlines the word "blogger" as being a non-word.) There are more than just the ones mentioned here, but these are the most noteworthy.
One of the more amusing orange-related posts came from Kat, at The Bobwhites, and was titled Oh Noes! The Dreaded Orange Spot. Kat had been venturing into soapmaking, and this post was about "DOS" - which is what soapmakers actually call it - and it is something mysterious that happens when your soap doesn't quite come together as it should. Somehow, Kat and I ended up in a conversation about a children's book we would write together about a young bar of soap that has to battle with Spot, the Dreaded Orange Dragon. Proof positive that orange is the color of silliness. As well as soap disease, apparently.
And finally, I would be remiss if I did not also mention the lovely Jenny Stevning, who frequently uses orange in her WONDERFUL artwork, which is often achingly vibrant and moving. Visiting her blog has been a regular source of joy and inspiration for me.
There is just so much goodness in this orange blogosphere of ours, no?