Rabi’a al-Adawiyya, a Sufi mystic who lived in the Eighth Century of the common era, is credited with saying:
Whenever I listen to the voice of anything You have made–
The rustling of the trees
The trickling of water
The cries of birds
The flickering of shadow
The roar of the wind
The song of the thunder–
I hear it saying:
G-d is One!
Nothing can be compared with G-d!
Upton, Charles. Doorkeeper of the Heart: Versions of Rabi’a at 48. Threshold Books. 1988.
And, to Rabi’a, I would say: “Ah, yes, my friend. I know what you mean. Colors can be like that too . . . ”
praying that we all might more often be blessed with ears that hear and eyes that see, jen