Reading in Black & White
This past Saturday, while taking a family trip to a localish conservation area, my wife and I were chatting about the respective books we were reading. During that conversation, my wife said something very interesting that has stuck with me ever since.
She just recently realized that while she was reading, the visual she formed in her mind were always in black & white. If they book called out a color to something specific (blue eyes, green grass, etc) she would see that one element in its described color for a second or two, but the rest of the scene remained something out of I Love Lucy.
That made me think about how the movies play in my head when I’m reading. I knew it was all in color, but the more I thought about it, the more I wondered how others see things.
My view is very cinematic. I’m constantly seeing different camera angles. It’s like my reading is being directed by Christoper Nolan.