“Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. ” — John Mayer.
The bright color of hope for the spirit of Christmas.
How large is your personal crayon box?
Brightening up a display stand at market.
The color of caution and public concern.
How large is your personal box of psychological crayons?
Do you unwittingly limit yourself to a few paltry tones — a mere beginner’s box of eight assorted colors or are you more adventurous and crave the excitement of the 64 or even 128 line of vibrant pastels and alluring shades ?
Does your personal array include the warm and friendly colors of yellow and orange. If not they should.
Viewing life through a pair of rose colored lenses may help you overcome a few hurdles in life that you are now facing but the brighter more extroverted shades may help you extend your current limits and allow you to experience life to the fullest. You never know until you try.
This year be bold and ask Mr. Claus to bring you that larger box of excitement which could add depth and wonder to your life.
Merry Christmas to all and may all your hopes, dreams and aspirations be realized in the new year.
Posted by Gerry C. on December 21, 2014
“Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.” —- Wassily Kandinsky
Mellow yellow yet visually appealling.
Autumn’s golden visual garb.
Capturing a consumer’s attention.
Yellow is definitely a warm and appealing color. It represents moods of hearth, home and humanity. It has an immediate visual appeal. Many of us would rather enjoy a bright summer’s day as opposed to enduring a dull and grey winter’s afternoon.
Artists , advertisers and astute amateur photographers eventually notice the color’s universal appeal and employ shades of it in their more successful campaigns.
The color’s natural aura can help relieve the doldrums and insufferable blues often associated with depression. It offers a natural fix to the many stresses we all feel in life due to circumstances beyond our control.
Pamper your inner self now and again by adding this visually dynamic color to your personal psychological portfolio of life.
Posted by Gerry C. on December 19, 2014
” Christmas…that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance…a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved. ” — Augusta E Rundell.
Twinkling lights welcome young visitors.
Guarding gate to Santa’s throne around corner.
This is the time of year filled with twinkling lights, brightly colored displays, happy faces and of course if you are lucky falling snow. Sometimes too much falling snow but that is another story.
Visit any shopping mall and you will instantly see the glow of the season etched into the smiling faces of the children as they patiently wait their turn in line to meet and greet Santa. A magical time of the year.
It is the time of year when youngsters can be themselves and many adults (oldsters) can also allow themselves to feel that infectious rush of innocence and joy thanks to the songs and sites of the season. You’re never too old to enjoy the freshness and the tome of Christmas.
Posted by Gerry C. on December 15, 2014
The years run too short and the days too fast
The things you lean on, are the things that don’t last
Well it’s just now and then, my line gets cast into these
Time passages. Al Stewart “Time Passages”.
Gateway to adventure.
Fantasy welcomes us aboard.
Drydocked but not forgotten.
A magical pathway to new experiences of sight, sound and mind.
Human beings are unique and complicated. We dream in black-and-white; experience life in a full 360 degree spectrum of colors and sensations; and from time to time allow our emotions to shade our interpretations of reality.
We adamantly cling to those people, places, events and situations that we feel have made a major contribution to our personal growth. Sometimes this tenacity to hold onto past events is detrimental to our own welfare.
At times we realize that it is easy to remember but so very hard to forget especially loved ones or unique experiences that we feel are important to us.
We tenderly cherish and sporadically resurrect those timeless little emotional snippets of reality we call life.
Barring illness, accident, senility or lobotomy our private cache of special moments will stay with us forever providing us a protective blanket against the many slings and arrows that life places before us.
It’s great to be human!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone, But Not Forgotten
Posted by Gerry C. on December 10, 2014
“To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.“ – Henri Cartier-Bresson quotes
The elegance and finesse of a hoar frost’s filigree of glittering ice.
A soft mantel of snow covers the area.
Snowy blanket protects shrubs.
For many parts of the country a colder, much harsher weather pattern is forming which will lower normal temperature values, increase fuel consumption bills, create driving hazards and of course threaten life and limb as many folks attempt to walk and drive on icy road ways and slick sidewalks.
Face it — winter is eventually arriving with a Big Bang. But also realize the fact that when Mother Nature’s creations eventually converge on a geographical area there is also a positive side to the onslaught.
Winter’s magical moments of creativity are also a major part of the equation. A time for children, for dreaming great things and for optimism. It all depends on how you view the situation!
Posted by Gerry C. on November 30, 2014