Tuesday, May 15, 2007

A splash of color in a black and white world

Sometimes the world feels like it is all just varying tones of black, white and grey. One day turns into another. Monday makes you long for Friday which seems to simply usher in another disapearing weekend and another long week stretches out in front of you. Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, they all fade into increasingly shorter year after year. If you "knew Picasso" you would buy yourself "a grey guitar and play" (-counting crows-).

But then, out of nowhere, something reminds you that you are alive! Sometimes, it is the a scent on the wind... fresh cut grass or sizzling steak on a barbeque. Sometimes, you catch a glimpse of something so awe-inspiring that it makes you stop in your tracks. An incredible sunset, a powerfuly vivid color. And so your grey world is shattered and replaced with a hopeful colorful world.

Wikipedia - on color:

Color (or colour, see spelling differences) is the visual perceptual property corresponding in humans to the categories called red, yellow, white, etc. Color derives from the spectrum of light (distribution of light energy versus wavelength) interacting in the eye with the spectral sensitivities of the light receptors. Color categories and physical specifications of color are also associated with objects, materials, light sources, etc., based on their physical properties such as light absorption, reflection, or emission spectra.
Typically, only features of the composition of
light that are detectable by humans (wavelength spectrum from 400 nm to 700 nm, roughly) are included, thereby objectively relating the psychological phenomenon of color to its physical specification. Because perception of color stems from the varying sensitivity of different types of cone cells in the retina to different parts of the spectrum, colors may be defined and quantified by the degree to which they stimulate these cells. These physical or physiological quantifications of color, however, do not fully explain the psychophysical perception of color appearance.
The science of color is sometimes called chromatics. It includes the perception of color by the human eye and brain, the origin of color in materials,
color theory in art, and the physics of electromagnetic radiation in the visible range (that is, what we commonly refer to simply as light).

Here for your "my grey world needs a color break" enjoiment, the Top Ten Pictures of color amongst black and white.


ferry Horten - Moss
by innovember Flowery Laces - Cutout
by Amy Lloyd another wasp
by guckstdu Color meets Black and White
by maanitrules Highway Insomnia
by Nrbelex Ladybug
by La_Jardi Moving Cab
by JB Photo Pink
by treekins Truckee Blue
by reno_fog
Volkswagen - B&W + Color
by InnerDemon

Mr Jones

I was down at the New Amsterdam staring at this yellow-haired girl
Mr. Jones strikes up a conversation with this black-haired flamenco dancer
She dances while his father plays guitar
She's suddenly beautiful
We all want something beautiful
I wish I was beautiful

So come dance this silence down through the morning
Cut Maria! Show me some of them Spanish dances
Pass me a bottle, Mr. Jones
Believe in me
Help me believe in anything
I want to be someone who believes

Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales
Stare at the beautiful women
"She's looking at you. Ah, no, no, she's looking at me."
Smiling in the bright lights
Coming through in stereo
When everybody loves you, you can never be lonely

I will paint my picture
Paint myself in blue and red and black and gray
All of the beautiful colors are very very meaningful
Grey is my favorite color
I felt so symbolic yesterday
If I knew Picasso
I would buy myself a gray guitar and play

Mr. Jones and me look into the future
Stare at the beautiful women
"She's looking at you. Uh, I don't think so. She's looking at me."
Standing in the spotlight
I bought myself a gray guitar
When everybody loves me, I will never be lonely

I want to be a lion
Everybody wants to pass as cats
We all want to be big big stars, but we got different reasons for that
Believe in me because I don't believe in anything and
I want to be someone to believe

Mr. Jones and me stumbling through the barrio
Yeah we stare at the beautiful women
"She's perfect for you, Man, there's got to be somebody for me."
I want to be Bob Dylan
Mr. Jones wishes he was someone just a little more funky
When everybody loves you, son, that's just about as funky as you can be

Mr. Jones and me staring at the video
When I look at the television, I want to see me staring right back at me
We all want to be big stars, but we don't know why and we don't know how
But when everybody loves me, I'm going to be just about as happy as can be
Mr. Jones and me, we're gonna be big stars..

-Counting Crows-

Thanks everyone for sharing
Don't forget to live today to the fullest, its never going to repeat itself.
Goodnight and Enjoi!

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