By Paul Chong
Colours are naturally positive
Nothing about colours is negative
How sad & dull it would be
In a world without any colours to see.
Behold the glorious sunset or rainbow
Behold the colourful flowers in rows
The rainbow attracts both young & old
Flowers delight the eyes, heart, mind & soul.
In art colours render their part
In films colours rapture our hearts
One colour alone cannot claim the glory
Different hue of colours magnify the story.
The world is never to be just black or white
Neither is sunlight of pure coloured light
It’s the mix and blend
That made all things grand.
Colour is not a personal or human reality, but has a political overtone attached. In dressing & art, white matches well with other colours, and whatever the mix & blend, the result is often grand. It seems a shame that politically it’s not workable. Instead of easy mixing & blending, we see ugliness, repulsion & all sorts of conflict.
In the cinematography, black & white filming has long been out. Glorious technicolour is the result. There is beauty in a colour mix and the best qualities of each colour are often manifested. Qualitatively & quantitatively, the world will be a lovelier place with all its colours, like the sunrise or sunset, the rainbow and the flowers in different hue & rows. It does take a lot of colours to paint a beautiful picture.
As can be seen, colours add beauty. There should always be a flow and blending of colours. If God had intended the world to be just white or black, yellow or brown, He would have created it so.
Ironically, white people would go to great length to get a suntan and risk having skin cancer. Freckles and other unsightly spots show clearly through white skin. Thus getting a good suntan gives that nice brown shine.
Let not our eyes turn green with envy or jealousy, but rather to let the beauty of the eyes – blue, green, brown, grey or black shine through for all to appreciate. As a matter of fact, white people are more fortunately endowed, apart from their eyes, with a variety & shade of hair colours too.
The world is interestingly full of colours. Can you imagine what the world would be like without colours? Or just White? Black? Yellow or Brown?
A Chinese by Descent
An Australian by Consent
Friday, 17 July 2009