Have you ever thought about how different your life would be if you couldn’t see colors? Can you imagine a world without them? Probably not. I’m sure if I ask all of you to do the exercise, most will picture a world that is equivalent to living in a black and white television, where there is not much variation and everything looks plain and boring. But think about it one more second… aren’t different shades of black, grey and white colors too? The absence of color is an impossible concept to imagine for me, even if I try it with all my might. Color is always on something, but we often take it for granted and miss its wonders.
What would the world be like without the magic colors of a rainbow? What would the world be like if people weren’t black, brown, yellow or white skinned? Would diversity exist without color? What would the world be like if we couldn’t see the bright blue of the ocean or the sky? Would the horizon exist? Would we appreciate the beauty of a sunrise or a sunset? What would the world be like without the color of the flowers? Would mother nature be so wonderful? Would we able to enjoy the following colored photos?
There are many things we would not be able to experience fully if there were no colors. They make our lives much more interesting and diverse, and today, I’m just grateful for not having to live without them.
“The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.”
- John Ruskin
Happy Veterans Day!