Here are two questions from the second half of the piece, when things have gotten quite abstract:
What color would you paint the year that you were born?
What color would you paint the feeling that you get when you’re dizzy and fall backward onto your bed to let it all spin down?
Chartreuse.There's also a middle section that turns the question around:
What would you paint purple?
The aunt that always wants to hug you.
The way you feel about insects.I think the hardest thing about revising this story will be getting the colors just right. I also think this is going to be a dream assignment for some clever illustrator some day!