Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Colors And Questions



Sometimes  i  wonder   how  would  have world  looked  like  if it was colorless .

I   believe  that  colors  are  Expressions    of  Nature .They  are  given  to  nature  for  reason . They   are  way   to   communicate  and  connect .

I  think  they  exist   to  make  us  realize  that  we   too  are not  just  plain but  of  different   moods  and  shades as  human .How  amazing  that  this  reality  is  also  revealed  by  colors  that  we  encounter  in  day  to  day  life .

I  think  if  the  world  was  colorless like  water  or  only white  like  snow  it  would  have  affected  the  human  nature  to  great  extent .

What   if  only  white   flowers   grow   in  each  garden  you  visit .Would   your  heart  have   grabbed   same   delight   and  excitement   by  viewing  the  blooms  of  one  color   constantly ?

I   have  observed   that   as  we  grow  our  likening   for  colors  change  little  bit .In  middle  age   many  of  us  like  to  wear  brighter  colors  and  may  be  they  want  to  bring  light  in  their  hearts  heavy  with  various  experiences  of  aging.When  you  are  young  your  heart  is  already  light   and  thrilled  with  temptations  and  invitations  that  life  is  holding  for  you.  

When  i  was  young  my  most  favorite  color  was  white  ,blue  and green. I   would  love  to  dress  white .It  would  annoy  my  mom  because  back  in  my  village  white  color  is  worn  when   we  go  to  attend  funeral .It  was  considered   sign   of  sorrow .Though  i  loved  pink  ,yellow  orange and purple  but  i  felt  more  easy  and  genuine  when   blue  ,green  and  white  existed  around  me  or  my  dress had  them.


Blue  is  color  of  sky   and   oceans  look  blue  either .It  was  my  second  most  favorite  choice .  Walls  of  our  home  back  then  had  no  color  as  they  were  covered  only  with  slightly  grey  cement and  i  found  it comforting  to  have  around .

In  my  mind  i  had  a  quiet  wish   to  have  grayish   blue   around  but  it  had  no  way  to  be  fulfilled .

My  third  favorite   colors  was  green . And  i  was  literally  surrounded  by  green .Hills  around  village  were  green.  Fields   laying  before  my   eyes  were  green   and  rows  of  trees  standing   tall  here  and  there  were  green.

Now  when  i  think whether  blue  ,green  and  white   were  my  favorite   color  Or   they  became  so   because   i  grew  among  them ?

I  don't  know  if  other  who  grew  in  same  environment  feel  same .

In  50th  year  of  life  i  still  feel  compelled   with  same  colors  which   i  liked  in  my  childhood  and  youth.



1) What   is  your   favorite   color   and  how  you  have  managed   to  have  it  with  you  all  the time  ?

2)Do  you  think   your  favorite  color  speak  to  you ? 

2) How  would  you  define   your   Relation   with   your  favorite  color ?

Have  colorful   bright  cherishing  life  each  day  dear  friends :)))

     






44 comments:

  1. A very thoughtful post Baili. I have not put that much thought into colors but maybe I should. My favorite color is purple, partially because it is fairly uncommon. I am going to put some thought into the colors that I observe today because of your post.

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    1. It seems you like to make Unique choice dear Brain :)

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  2. What is my favourite colour? Oh, I think I haven't got a favourite. As my mood changes, or the seasons come and go, I long for different colours... :-) But, if I had to give an answer, I'd say that my favourites are blue and green. :-)
    Have a colourful, happy week, dear Baili! Hugs!

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    1. With time I feel attracted to all colours dear Edit

      Now I am bit able to hear what they say to me :)

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  3. I love shades of blue and turquoise. Turquoise is an accent colour in our home. It reminds me of the sea which I love.

    Enjoy the rest of the week, Baili.

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    1. Turquoise has both shades "green and blue " both are my favourite and so is this colour
      My house has greyesh blue theme which I love so much

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  4. We are so blessed to live in a world of colour and yet sometimes we scarcely notice them! My favourite colour has always been blue. But I love all other colours too!

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    1. How unfortunate to not realise the presence of blessings dear Debra
      I think most unfortunate thing!

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  5. I just don't have a favorite color. Like you say, colors have influence on us in various situations. Natural colors in the natural world are different than artificial colors.

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    1. Certain colours are therapeutic to have around according to psychologists dear Red

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  6. After reading your amazing post today, I realised how I have been taking all the beautiful colours around me for granted!
    Where I am sitting right now...looking out of the window...I see the yellow of our vehicle, the coppers and browns of the autumn trees, the green grass, the various browns of the trees, and the blue and grey of the sky.
    All these stunning hues of Nature...and I had hardly noticed them until you prompted me!
    Dearest Baili...you are such an inspiration!😊😊

    And now to answer your questions...
    1) my favourite colour is yellow, and I have managed to keep it with me always by persuading my husband to buy our yellow camper van!
    2) I do feel that yellow speaks to me. When I wear a dress of that colour, it appears to make me feel more confident!
    3) I think I would define my relationship with my favourite colour by saying that it lifts my spirits and makes me think of sunshine (something we see very little of in England!).

    Thank you so much for a fabulous and thought provoking post, dearest Baili!😊😊

    May the colours of the rainbow brighten your day too!!

    Love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    1. Oh thank you for such perfectly delightful comment dear Ygraine:)

      How can I be thankful enough for your sweetest words for me always my friend!

      How insightful to notice exuberant displays of colours around you
      Yellow is HAPPY colour indeed and I absolutely love it specially they sunflowers bring me most joy among all other bloomes because their joyous bright heart filling delight is remarkable and uncomparable :)

      I smiled deeply when you said you kept yellow close by buying yellow vehicle friend :)

      Imagining you in yellow dress make my heart so happy. I can feel the strong gust of joy waving around you wherever you go :)))

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  7. Hi Baili :) I think that if we didn't have colour in our world, we would never know any different, so we'd still appreciate the beauty of Nature! Having said that, I'm THANKFUL I can see colour and have it all around me!! When I was a kid, teenager mostly, I only wore black. But that was also a teenager thing because of my music influences! I hardly wear black anymore, I love to wear different colours. I have colour all around me, especially with my art! I think my favourite of all colours is green because I love the forest, the trees and the bushes! I have green curtains in my studio, and they always make me feel closer to Nature when everything is dead in the winter. I try to always have green plants in my window year round because they remind me of everything I have in my life and that growth (in all aspects) is an essential part of a grateful existence! :)

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    1. Thank you dear Rain for insightful comment

      How wise to surrounded by green curtains while everything is white around :)

      I can imagine the serenity and joy they give you during winter ;)

      Having plants near when trees and plants are covered with snow can be so reliving :)
      I share your gratitude for eyes and colourful sights I am blessed with my friend

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  8. 1. Like you I have had different favorite colors but at different times. I always liked blue and still do. Black is the color of mourning here. I went through a phase where black was my favorite color because I felt sorry for it. I like purple now. A nice bright yellow is also cheery.

    2. Many colors speak to me. It often depends on my mood.

    3. Blues and purples are calming colors. I am a mostly calm person so I like colors that soothe me.

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    1. through t.v shows and movies i knew that black is color of mourning at your part of land dear Emma !

      there was a time when i feared having black around and wearing it was impossible ,i would look at people as alien if they wear black
      but now i love black deeply and i feel great appeal for it's depth :)

      i so agree that it depends on mood sometimes that what color speak to us ,though sometime memories belong to colors are so strong and can pull you out of bad mood :)

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    1. i believe blue is universally claimed favorite dear Christine :)

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  10. Nature blesses us with so much incredible colour, and yet so many walk around without truly appreciating it.

    Colours influence our lives, our feelings, even our memories …

    I think most who know me know that I enjoy wearing the colour pink …

    All the best Jan

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    1. i feel sorry for who don't open eyes of their soul and realize the blessings that they are blessed ,colors are among them indeed and have power cherish our hearts often

      their influence seems strong on our way of life when specially we prefer some certain colors to have around
      Pink is Gorgeous and cheerful color i never could forget a long pink maxi (dress ) that mom bought me when i was around eight years ,it was pink and one of the most pretty dress i ever had :)

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  11. Baili great thoughts on color. My favorite is blue. It is what I consider a peaceful color. Hope you have a super day. Hugs!

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    1. i agree that blues speak for serenity and peace of mind ,it seems to give you broad space to create your own comfort zone :)

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  12. Hi, Baili! I could not pick a favorite color, because I love so many colors, and my "favorites" can change with the day and my moods. I have lived in stark, colorless environments during the winter when there were essentially three colors: white (snow/ice), black (black spruce trees), and blue (the sky when it was clear). This would be in Northern Ontario and Northern Newfoundland. I found these landscapes powerful and beautiful. But I and others were always delighted to see the spring return and color the landscape vividly. Many Newfoundlanders would paint their houses with bright colors, so that in the winter there would be some color in their world. When colorful plastic flowers became available, the people in our outport would put them outside in the snow, because they were hungry for color. People in other parts of Canada would make fun of "Newfies" for doing this and other things they found funny or unsophisticated ~ but I got it, having lived it! Sending you big hugs and hoping you are having a great day!

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    1. thank you so much for lovely words dear Louise

      all colors are spectacular and lovable Indeed ,and i learnt it gradually when i broke my shell and moved out :)

      Oh living in area with specific and a few colors must be unique experience
      Needs are mother of Invention yes just like people of your area i used to have plastic plants to fulfill my thirst for Colors :) when i lived with my inlaws ,there was no garden after division of the house so no space for plantation
      for sixteen years i relied on plastic flowers to satisfy my love for Nature :)

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  13. What a thoughtful post Baili! So much that we take for granted in our world, and this certainly is one of them! I've often said that losing your sight is the worst thing to happen, because as they say "a picture is worth a thousand words". A thousand words could never convey the beauty of a rose in the middle of a summer's garden, or the sweet delight of a rainbow in the sky after a storm. And you know, I have wondered this... are there more colors in the world that I have yet to see? I wonder? I've heard that there are colors in heaven that cannot be explained here, from people who have had near-death experiences. I want to have eyes to see those colors! I love to wear blues, as I am blonde-haired, blue-eyed {smiles} Turquoise being my favorite shade, accented with browns, and often black. I prefer my home to have neutral colors on the walls, so I can accent with bright colors as I choose.

    May the Lord bless you sweet friend, I remain always grateful for your friendship :)

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    1. Dear Marilyn this is such a pleasure to have you back :)

      i too often think that life is such short period and how badly we waste it in things that don't make us feel alive and nor they bring us close to our Maker
      we live a weird pathetic life and pass away with so many regrets and folly
      it is shame and sad that we forget to Live in real means ,we forget to realize blessings we are blessed with and we forget to be grateful for them which is actual essence of this life so we can spread peace ,joy and prosperity in this world
      believe me dear friend that either i have wondered so many times that if there exist more colors and now i am hearing it from you that heaven has these :)))
      oh those fortunate who will cherish the will of Lord and embrace those colors :)

      I bet blue goes so well with your golden hair :) i too like to be surrounded by natural colors at home and my little garden does it for me :)

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  14. Es un placer pasar por su blog Saludos

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  15. My favourite colour has always been blue. But I'm also very attracted to purple and orange. I'm so grateful to be living in a world with so many beautiful shades of colour.

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  16. I don't have a favorite color.
    Dependes os the mood and the ambiance.

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  17. I like yellow, green, red, purple, and brown.
    Whenever I have to choose something, usually one of those colors or mixing.
    I think my colors reflect such my personality, but I am not sure.

    Have a great day, Baili! Enjoy the colors of nature, they are so magnificent.

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  18. Dear Baili, my favorites are red and purple. In school, we wore uniforms: white blouses and blue skirts and we didn't have a lot of money to buy clothing, but when I got something new it could be any color! Then the convent years were black: black habits, black veils, black shoes. After that, I just liked color--any color would do. But now red and purple seem to express my belief that life is rich with experience and love. Peace.

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  19. I love blue and purple, however pink and red are also close to my heart☺ Purple and pink are quite feminine, si that is why I love them, red I always have on my nails, cos it is classic. And blue because my son and husband look so good wearing it😊

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    1. i find purple so elegant dear Natalia :) i bet you look beautiful when wear your favorite colors and all others either

      oh i saw your delicate lovely hands in your video ,they look stunning with red shade on :)))

      haha how amazing that i too think that blue looks best on hubby and sons :)

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  20. I've always liked the complimentary colors on a color wheel - like blues an yellows/oranges together or purples and greens. But it's odd because I usually wear regular ole blue jeans and black or grey tops. very strange. Nice to see your blog again. It's been awhile. I will be back to catch up on your life and your kids and your eldest in college.

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    1. you play with lots of colors as an artist dear Sandy and may be this could be the reason that you already feel so rich in color and feel less attraction for wearing them either ? my opinion only :)
      it is pleasure to have you here my friend ,you are always well come warmly :)

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    2. thank you Baili. you are a very aware Being - I like that and love your stories.

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  21. I don't have any favourite colour. There are many colours that I like and colours come in many different shades.

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    1. i agree that world we live in is so rich in colors and choosing one or two is injustice to natures delightful offer of precious hues dear Nancy :)

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  22. I love the colours of nature but when it comes to colours that I choose for myself I enjoy neutral colours in my home and primarily blues and lavenders for clothing, often with bits of black in the pattern also. When I look at my closet almost all my clothing is in those colours. They feel serene to me and make me feel my best.

    But Nature's colours are wonderful. I enjoy them every time I go outside. The many shades of green in the spring and summer, the reds, yellows, and oranges of autumn leaves, even the stark white and black and gray of our winters. The brown of the earth when planting seeds, the various blues of the sky at different times of the day. The colours of bird feathers and the fur on different animals. Oh, what beauty everywhere!

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  23. My favorite color is yellow because it is so cheerful and sunny.

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  24. That is interesting that white is worn at funerals where you live, Baili. Here, we wear black at funerals. I can see how one of your favorite colors is green because nature is green, and it's such a soothing and peaceful color. That is Nel's favorite color too. To answer your questions.....

    *my favorite color is Purple. It think it's mysterious and so beautiful.

    *Yes, it speaks to me like no other. I used to have a Purple guest room, but no longer do.

    *my relationship with this color has been a pleasant one. It's been my favorite for many years, and there's just something about it that's speaks to my heart.

    Happy November days, dear Baili.

    ~Sheri

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  25. Some tribes in my country are the same, they don't trust modern medical method, but look like they are normal in health. Life goes naturally among the forest like dew in the morning falls and dries...

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  26. My comments are for your very recent post, but why am I here, LOL sorry Baili.

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