Black and White…a visual misconception? Scientifically they have nothing to do with physical color; they’re actually the lack of. Realistically speaking the “colors” black and white are more like depths of field in the world of photography, geometry and the universe etc; they are considered “opposites” that give life and form to actual colors…red, blue, yellow, green etc. Funny huh – from the birth of man these two “backgrounds” of the spectrum have created landslides of positive and negative social commentary worldwide. These “non-colors” are responsible for moments of change in political history, breaking the boundaries of education, voting, employment, segregation, peace and war; the list goes on and on …not too bad for being in the background! Is it the colors or is it just man??
Opposites, a powerful word when used in a certain light. Straight or Gay, Good or Evil, Ying and Yang. The list is long; we as people are opposite, but we all balance each other out. Just like the sun and the moon, Earth and Mars, land and sea…what happens if you remove one of these forces or heavenly bodies, well the other will go haywire and man probably wouldn’t survive.
We have to bring some gray into our lives, a happy medium where color doesn’t play a role. It’s the point you dangle on when you are just happy to be, when you can put all things aside …race, politics, religion and daily grinds. When you can sit quietly and read or walk your dog in peace. It’s that drive up the coast or watching your children at play…its middle ground. It’s harmonic and waltzing, smooth and slow in time…I love living in they gray, I think it’ll add more years to my life…find your peace my friend.