In many cultures, colors carry significant meanings. In the United States, black is for mourning, pink is for young girls, blue is for boys, and white is for weddings. Though many brides will choose their “colors” for the bridesmaids, flowers, and decorations, white is traditionally reserved for the bride. It represents purity. What does white mean in your culture?
Up here in New England, when I think “white,” I think “snow.” I think winter. I think little balls of ice melting between my toes, huge humps of snow in which cars are concealed.
Slipping and sliding around, trying to find footing. Storms that knock out the power and keep me inside for weeks at a time.
That’s the way it is, here, usually. From sometime in November or December through March, the world is white and we wait for spring.