When one says, hears or sees the word white it can evoke many things and ideas from snow to skin; from clouds to cotton, and even salt and sugar.
But white is never really true white when we look at the world and its details, white reflects a lot of light and with it other colours and shadows. If we think about sugar, granted there are brown unrefined, and white more crystalline sugars that are almost partially translucent in quality compared with the brown sugars, with salt we generally think right away of table salt - white like refined sugar, and maybe sometimes we think of pink Himalayan salts. When I was in Peru, near Cusco I visited Maras - a salt flat - in the Andes, and it was interesting to see the salts, at times of the year white, at other times of the year pale browns, greys, and pinks. In the tables where the water and salt would rise one could see many structures of salts forming and creating pools and layers within the pools, resting, forming larger crystals, and crusts, and different colours emerging from the light play on the pools. Beautiful.
Tahira Nusrat Karim