Giving an identity
Colours give every object, be it animate or inanimate, an identity of its own, helping it to be distinguished from the rest. If nature is forced to re envelope itself in black and white, how would one differentiate between the rising sun that radiates hope from the setting sun that calls for rest, provided one did not have a compass? How would a lady understand the feelings hidden in the depths of a young lad who had gifted a rose in black and white? Should young ones then be forced to memorize the shades of black and the feelings they represent, a second time?
Colours express feelings
A colour is more than what it just looks like at the first glance. Colours help express feelings to our lovedones that would otherwise stay in the heart forever. Lovers use red to express their love. Friends exchange roses in yellow to show that they are available for help with just a call. Green represents ambition and emotions. Blue represents health, understanding and knowledge. Brown represents stability and wholesomeness. Every colour has a meaning and an implication of its own.
The tradition since ages
Colours have occupied a significant place in one’s life since ages. Early men harnessed their creativity to the maximum possible extent as is evident in the rock paintings wherein organic and natural colours have been used. Colorful beads and jewellery were a mark of royalty during the era of kingdoms and empires. Even the cosmos that existed millions of years ago refuses to show up in black and white. Gradients and textures of colours are used by space scientists to capture ones attention and infuse interest in the creation. Digital technology has also seen a transition from black and white screens to screen exhibiting millions of colours.
Having talked so much, one might bombard me with questions about my blog being casted in dull gray. Here is an answer capable of satisfying your quest. Life is full of thorns and happiness is just one small part of it. My blog represents a life and so it is apt for it to be in a dull gray colour. Move that pointer seeking the doorway to another page and to another phase of life to discover something glowing in bright orange, a good contrast to the background. Action is necessary on our part to keep on moving in life to explore its meaning.
I would like to see in colour
If only I had the chance, I would like to see the lives of the poor, the destitute and the homeless in colour. I wish that their lives were better. I wish that they had the basic necessities in life and need not spend another day under the bus shelters or on the footpaths.
On a lighter tone..If you ask me to be more realistic, I wish to see the moon in colour. I wonder how many more mothers would be added to the list who feed their children showing them the moon, a wonderful blend of black and white. I also wish to see the wonderful classics of the good old times in colour. Speaking frankly, none of them was watched by me owing to the dull screen in black and white. As a child, I wished that teachers stopped using the white chalks to fill out the blackboard. I wish that colours occupied the majority of the space but it had never happened. Thanks to the digital schools, students need not dream such things again.
But black and white….
Even though colours mean a lot, black and white are beautiful in their own way. What value would a memorable photograph of the good old times held in the trembling hands of an old woman have, if everything is in colour? How would an artist represent sadness, despair and pain if there wasn’t something called black and white? How odd would the sky look if it has to wear another colour during the thunderstorms, instead of jet black? Concluding, black and white are just another two colours, equally important as the others.
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