Colour

Joining today in 5 minute Friday led by Lisa-Jo Baker,  who posts a single word prompt. The idea is that each person simply writes for 5 minutes based on the prompt without stopping to edit or fix up punctuation.
After enjoying the practise last week I’m going to write for five minutes on the topic of:

Colour

I love colour, though ironically tend to be rather grey and devoid of colour myself. Once I was told that psychiatric patients tend to wear loud coloured clothing so perhaps that has constrained me.

I love colourful people, at least they are interesting.

I love colourful homes, not just the colour of the paint scheme, but also the stuff a person has collected and how they live.

I love the colours of nature, I even pray for one of my daughters that her dreams will be filled with “flowers and rainbows and butterflies”, kind of hippyish I know but she loves colour too.

I would love to shed my own greyness, to be colourful, to be interesting, to step out and show the true colours of joy and delight that God created every person to be.

Stop

Maybe I have discovered a new goal for myself here!


Image of colourful figures: CamiloTorres

11 thoughts on “Colour

  1. good things can come with having new goals…When we live following Jesus, our lives are colorful. They simply are. So while you think you may be living a muted tapestry, I think it’s quite the opposite, you exhibit the colors of Christ, his compassionate greens, and his loving reds- his vibrant blues and all the shades of his yellow grace- You are much more than “devoid of colour”, friend. Blessings to you and yours as you walk brightly through this Advent season. 😉

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  2. Hello,
    Your post made me smile, in that I agreed with what you said. And I giggled to read that perhaps you had uncovered a goal in your quick writing prompt- isn’t that what writing does to us?

    I am glad that you had fun writing this. I hope your daughter’s wish comes true, too. And I hope that today you see color all around that knocks you out….but you know, gray is a color, too. And seeing your “upside down blogger” tag- maybe it is a little like that?

    Have a great day!

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  3. i think simply loving color means you are probably more colorful than you think!
    and just the way you spelled “practise” and “colour” made you colorful enough in my mind to make me read your “about me” page to figure out where you come from 🙂
    and i, too, pray for God to show me new ways to step out and show my true colors of joy and delight more often. the way He meant for me to be.
    thoroughly enjoyed your sharing this day!

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    • I must admit that the WordPress spell checker was putting a lot of red underlines in this post! Sometimes I cave and ‘correct’ to the American spelling but I just couldn’t give up the ‘u’ in colour. My spelling is a bit schizophrenic because I have to use American spelling at work and end up a bit confused about what convention I actually use!

      The true colours of joy, a good topic to muse over for a while…

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  4. Love this line…”Once I was told that psychiatric patients tend to wear loud coloured clothing so perhaps that has constrained me.” Ha! I never thought about that. I want to show the true colors of joy too! Nice post.

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    • Hi Eileen,
      I must add the caveat that I have never seen any studies done that confirm this, though I have encountered some folks wearing very bright clothing who have turned out to have psych issues – anecdotal evidence only!

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  5. Praying that your grey-ness will be shed if that is what you desire. Just remember that grey is a color too and has its own special place in God’s spectrum. Glad you came back for another week of FMF!

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    • It is funny that I still pray that prayer for her at bedtimes, I started doing it when she was 3, she is now 6 and I still pray for colourful dreams most nights. She is a colourful kid, loves colouring pictures and also has a colourful character – one of those that can be overwhelming to some folks!

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  6. Lovely thoughts here. Just a suggestion, but you don’t need to shed the grey all at once. You can start slow with small splashes of colour here and there. And it doesn’t need to be bright in order to be colourful – there is beauty in muted shades as well 🙂

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    • Hi Bekka,
      Great encouragement – it is good to be reminded that there is beauty in muted shades. Some splashes of brightness will be a good start too!

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