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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Colours:dynamic;ebullient!


Well its only a few days ago that we celebrated the festival of Holi or the festival of colours and all the fun and frolic during these couple of days made me wonder;What do colours signify?What if the world was black and white!Imagine the boring and dull life without colours.
What would we say when someone would get angry?That  ''the person is seeing charcoal-gray ''!! Or how would ''out of the gray'' sound like?  

So how would we express the innumerable emotions that we feel,the situations we face,the moods that we go through all which are best described by colours and nothing else...?

This made me realize our dependency on colours and their effect on our minds,on our emotions and on the different reactions that we exhibit to the same object in different colours. Our brains perceive each colour differently.The sun so bright and the sky so blue,the trees so green,ideas flow anew!What a sight to behold is the rainbow during the monsoons!

There is a way of healing based on colours called colour therapy which uses the very fact mentioned above to reduce stress,rejuvenate us and boost our energy. 

Even Pablo Picasso has said:
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions. 

So which colour do we prefer the most?It depends on our own mindset but when we consider a general view it has been found that green is most pleasing to the eye while yellow can be quite stressful.Let us view some quotes on colours:
  • Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. --Oscar Wilde
  • Colour in a picture is like enthusiasm in life--Vincent Van Gogh

     
  • Color is joy. One does not think joy. One is carried by it. -- Ernst Haas
  • You have your brush, you have your colors, you paint paradise, then in you go. -- Nikos Kazantzakis
  • Life is a celebration of passionate colors. -- Leialoha Cator
  • Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits. -- Fulton Sheen
  • Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul. -- Wassily Kandinsky
  • Don't miss all the beautiful colors of the rainbow looking for that pot of gold.
  • It's hard to live your life in color, and tell the truth in black and white.--Gregg Allman
      
  • We should all learn from crayons: some are dull,some are beautiful,some are ugly, some are bright,but they all manage to live together in one box--Anonymous
  • So paint the canvas of your life with the proper colours and spread cheers :)
And finally we all love colours and the joy they provide to our senses but the blind cannot distinguish between all those.Does that mean,we who can,start separating people into sections based on colours?
Not at all isn't it?Then why do some of us do it?

Remember:
We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. We are all the same in the fact that we will never be the same. We are united by the reality that all colours and all cultures are distinct & individual. We are harmonious in the reality that we are all held to this earth by the same gravity. We don't share blood, but we share the air that keeps us alive. I will not blind myself and say that my black brother is not different from me. I will not blind myself and say that my brown sister is not different from me. But my black brother is he as much as I am me. But my brown sister is she as much as I am me --C.Joybell C.


(Check this links if you are interested in colour therapy:
http://www.beliefnet.com/Health/Healthy-Living/How-Color-Can-Change-Your-Life.aspx
http://psychology.about.com/od/sensationandperception/a/colorpsych.htm
http://www.lightandcolour.net/colour/how.html
http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/meaning-of-colors.html
http://www.sensationalcolor.com/color-meaning/color-messages-meanings-gallery)