“ I had forgotten what mustard fields looked likeâ€¦ Sheet upon sheet of blazing yellow, half-way between sulphur and celandrine, with hot golden sunshine pouring down upon them out of a dazzling June sky. It thrilled me like music.”
-Monica Baldwin, I Leap Over the Wall, 1950
The first thing that comes to mind when I think about yellow is the sun – beautiful, life-affirming, skin warming sunshine! I also think about old-fashioned wooden pencils and school buses – and sunflowers! It’s really a happy color, isn’t it? Yellow seems to be attention-getting, and in color therapy, it is used to harness attention. Wearing a citrine, for example, is supposed to help you concentrate. And whoever invented the original Post-It notes must have made them yellow for a reason! If this were written in color, I’d send a bright yellow happy face today!