The Easel

For the Love of Orange

As the title suggests, an ode to the colour. Initial interest – the history of how orange appeared in the English language – gradually becomes affection – “Van Gogh’s heady landscapes or Monet’s sunsets over shimmering water”. Finally, the admission of love – “a zip of joy in all life’s gray … a reminder of how it feels to begin … like a banner flapping in the breeze.”