This experience is dedicated to Macknorton. The following is taken from my Journal.
"September 1, 2012
I was just standing at the sink, literally, getting ready to run water in the sink. I heard a little girl say what I thought to be "pink." I turned and said, "I heard you. I heard what you just said." Then I started wondering if I really heard "pink" or if it was some variation of ".ink" or maybe even ".ing" because I couldn't figure out why "pink." Y'all have to understand... I have had a migraine going on almost 24 hours so I'm a little slow on understanding and comprehending.
Then it hit me...duh! Two things: I have a pitcher of Kool-Aid (generic LOL) sitting on the kitchen sink that I had just emptied (very small amount left in it... It is "pink") and the Dawn is also pink LOL.
So I pointed these things out, acknowledging that I realized she had said "pink" and that both these things are pink and that Dalton had made the "pink Kool-Aid." Very cool experience because I haven't audibly heard her in a long time.
I also realized the tank top I had on was pink striped."
Sharing this experience in no way is meant to be offensive or imply that I know more than anyone else. It is simply something I wanted to share because it offers a different perspective.
There could be numerous reasons for material objects appearing as shadowy things as Mac referenced. I can only share what I have experienced. It doesn't mean I think I know better, because I don't. Maybe it is like someone being colored blind. Who knows? Maybe there are deficiencies like these once we pass, although I don't think I've come across anything to back that up.
And while trying to fill the character requirement here is other crackpot theory. Maybe seeing in color versus shadows depends upon how long someone has been a ghost/spirit.
Just food for thought.