Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" got me thinking: What is this random obsession with the color yellow? It's everywhere! Pop culture, National parks, brick roads, and yellow now even serves as a neutral nursery color. So where did it come from? What does it mean? And why not some other color, like blue or red?
Well, as it turns out, yellow has more meanings than you may think. It means happiness and joy (duh), as it is a warm color and is usually associated with sunshine, but it can also mean cowardice and deceit. Most people don't associate the non-threatening color yellow with danger, but it is used on emergency vehicles because of how easily it attracts attention. In Egypt, yellow is actually the color of mourning, yet it means courage in Japan and merchants in India. Googling yellow lyrics yielded 2,110,000 results (in .09 seconds- google never fails to impress), and there are 17 variations of yellow crayons in a standard 64 pack of Crayola crayons! See, all things you never would've thought of.
I forget the point of this journal entry now, but now I'm hungry for Lemon Bars. And cake. And Coldplay. Uh oh.