The Orangeness of Oranges

 

What is the ‘Orangeness’ in an Orange?

OrangeHow do you miraculously, unhesitatingly, repeatedly manage to identify an Orange?

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. The negation: ‘Not-Orange’.

Orangeness is an idea, a concept. A thought.

‘I don’t exactly know what Orangeness is, Professor, but I sure know how to pick an Orange. Or do I?’