The Orangeness of Oranges


What is the Orangeness in an Orange?

OrangeHow do you miraculously, unhesitatingly, repeatedly manage to identify Orangeness?

What is common between a sliced and a peeled Orange? A ripe and a rotten Orange? A nibbled Orange and a fresh one?

A picture of an Orange, the sound ‘Orange Juice’, the taste of Orange pop, the smell of Orange peel, the touch of Orange pip, the letters ‘O R A N G E’, on a page.

This is the Self-Loop doing a salsa.


Orangeness is an idea. I cannot explain ‘Orangeness’, Professor. But I sure know how to pick an Orange.