Color which like music, is a matter of vibrations, reaches what is most general and therefore most indefinable in nature: its inner power.
Paul Gauguin

Just like “the inner power of nature” radiates and vibrates color, so can we be the providers of color to our own lives if we look for opportunities. There are many ways that we can make our lives and those of others colorful rather than colorless. We can seek the vibrant, purposeful, brilliant, translucent, effervescent spectrums within us rather than settle for opaque, dull, incurious and paddocked states of mind.

Colors are not fixed in time or space and nor are we. Just like diamonds that are for the most part colorless when not tinged with other hues, so can we reflect and  color our world with a multitude of luminous tones – evanescent, rainbow-tinged life-experiences. Like artist Paul Klee, we can also unite ourselves with color – if we choose to do so. Klee said: “Color possesses me…Color and I are one. I am a painter.” (Quotes About Creativity) And you, too, can stir and mix the many potential colorations of your life into unexpected shades of vibrancy, integrating them, one alchemic brushstroke after another, into your habitual thinking.

There are however certain things we might try to do in order to enhance the luminosity of our lives such as creating, cultivating and habituating our own positive modes of thinking – and action. We might choose to allow brightness instead of gloom to be the dominant part of who we are and resolutely keep negative people at bay. We can learn from Spunktaneous when he responds to the Drooma who are attacking him in THE WORLD OF GLIMPSE:

“Through Extrawsion, Spunktaneous, we will slurp up your green…”

“My greenicity – never! Color suckers,” said Spunktaneous. That’s all you are. Spectroscopic parasites! Color your world yourselves! I’m not available. Goodbye!”

 

NO-COLOR LAND 

No-Color Land: 

Bland.
Same.
Tame. 

No color with a name.

Blue, green, yellow, white?

Nowhere in sight.

Black, brown, pink, red?
Not a color in my head.
Indigo, blue, purple, peach?

They’re all anaemic bleach! 

What a wash-out of a dream!

I welcome morning’s color scheme.

 No Color Land

(I TOUCHED A STAR IN MY DREAM LAST NIGHT)

Can you imagine a world without rainbow colors – without red, orange, yellow, blue, indigo, and without that beautiful violet-purple at its end? British novelist and playwright Dorothy Sayers said: “The worst sin – perhaps the only sin – passion can commit is to be joyless.”

I discuss the  feelings of joy I experience when creating in HAVE YOU EVER HAD A HUNCH: The Importance of Creative Thinking:

“Ever since I was a child, I have felt an anticipatory excitement before beginning something creative. Even today, my fingers still literally tingle before I start, and this sensation is usually accompanied by feelings of joy, expectation and optimism. It would be hard for me to be severed from the creative process.” And therefore, I will continue to imagine, paint and write about fantastical, luminous, joyful worlds of brilliant colors – environments replete with flowing hues! How about you?

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