Of Colors and Contrast

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Its a sad day for so many families in Connecticut. I just want to look away and not let the sadness take me down. I silently look through pictures, praying for those families who lost little children today. I cannot imagine the pain.

Nothing stirs me, but I like the colors of this picture. It says nothing. It captures no emotion. It just quietly looks bright and cheery- not in my face, urging me to laugh and snap out of it, but gently showing the complimentary colors, the contrast of textures, the graphic, the soft, the lights and dark.
Hmmm…The dichotomy of life…. the good and bad, the joy and sadness, the love and risk involved. All of the contrasts and contradictions come together to create a beautiful image, just like our lives. If it was all good, or all safe, it would be so blah. Just like there’s no victory without a fight!

I’m embracing the ups and downs, the laughter and tears, the light and dark, the joy and grief, because it’s the balance of all that makes it beautiful and intriguing. If it was all orange, why would we continue to look and be fascinated?

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