Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Subtle Variations of Blue

...is what my life is like right now. Sometimes it’s like the bright blue of a cloudless summer sky, sometimes it’s so dark it’s almost indistinguishable from black. Sometimes it’s that shitty gray-blue that depresses you just by looking at it. Sometimes it’s a watery, sorry excuse for the colour. But it’s always blue. Blue, blue, just freaking blue.

So that got me thinking- what exactly is it that adds colour to life? Sure, being happy is said to be like all the colours of the rainbow rolled into one big ball of colourful Play-Doh. But what makes the individual colours stand out? How different are the all the shades of each colour? What’s the perfect mix of colours?

Why am I even thinking of philosophical psychobabble like this when I should be studying?

Ah, who cares. I’ll flunk out and become the wise hobo that people would pay money to see. Bullshitting sells these days. *cough*politics*cough*

This is why I think kids are smarter than adults. We know the real value of colours. We know what they denote. We know that crayons have the same effect as cigarettes, minus unfortunate side-effects (except for that one time I ate a purple crayon. Don’t ask.)

If only we could retain that knowledge when we grow up. Instead, it all gets pushed out by other useless stuff, like HTML. I detest HTML. If I had to put it in a colour, I would pick the lightest, most boring looking grey ever.

You get my point. I’ll shut up now. Visions of rainbows and brightly coloured candy is getting to my head, leaving me quite.. exhausted..


Cheer up and dry your damp eyes and tell me when it rains
And I'll blend up that rainbow above you and shoot it through your veins
‘Cause your heart has a lack of color and we should have known
That we'd grow up sooner or later cause we wasted all our free time alone
-Owl City, Rainbow Veins


Chavie said...

Lovely, and yeah, I wonder that the best colour combination is. And the right colour at the right time with the right person... Ok, I'll stop! ;) hehe

Love the photo! :D Put up some more arty pics!

Foxhound said...

People always do every other thing they could be doing when they have to study!

Angel said...

Purple crayon? really? :)

aufidius said...

Well I have to agree with you on the Bullshitting sells bit.

Danny said...

Totally agree with you. Somehow when we are younger we seem to have a better perspective. Its like we get stupider as we grow up. Think about it, we all think we're smarter than our parents, and if that is true, wonder what the next generation would be like. (Hope that made sense). Lol.

Good post. Looking forward to more. =)

She Who Eats Cookies said...

Sorry it took me so long! Didn't log in for eons :/

@Chavie I went off on a major thinking session about that :P didn't get anywhere!

@Foxhound Tell me about it :/ I have an acute case of procrastinationitis!

@Angel yes, & it was baaad :|

@Aufidius It's the truth

@Danny That's exactly what I mean! Nice to know my insane ramblings make sense! :D

Thanks for the comments, everybody!